Exclusive: Nathan Peats finds new club after rejecting Super League move

Nathan Peats has turned down a Super League move, citing that his and the club’s valuation of him were too far apart.

Peats signed for the Leigh Centurions in 2021 in a bid to help the Lancashire club avoid relegation, but exited midway through the year to join Huddersfield Giants.

The hooker became an integral part of Ian Watson’s side and helped turn around the West Yorkshire club’s fortunes towards the back end of the season.

A permanent deal wasn’t forthcoming, however, and Peats was left to try and manoeuvre a move elsewhere.

Now, though, the Australian has revealed to Serious About Rugby League that him and the Salford Red Devils have been unable to come to an appropriate deal for both parties.

“Salford were the ones that approached me twice and the deal didn’t come through because they were unwilling to spend,” Peats said.

“They were the ones calling me while I was in Greece on holidays six weeks ago.”

Peats also revealed that he will be heading to France to play before assessing his career options next Easter.

“I’m going France to play in Elite One comp over there until the end of April, and if an opportunity pops up back here I would come back 100% in April.

“There’s no point staying here if it’s not Super League, I’m not that desperate to hold onto my career by playing reserve grade rugby league in UK and to be honest I’m too good of a player to do that.

“I would rather have fun and travel and live in France and play in the competition over there.

“If nothing pops up after that season is done in April I’ll head back home to Australia.

“I’ve had a good career that’s lasted over 12 years now and I’m content with that.”

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