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Irish International commits to Leigh

Irish International fullback Gregg McNally has signed a new contract for the 2020 season.

McNally is currently in his second spell at the club, having re-signed in 2019 from Bradford Bulls. He has since scored 17 tries in 25 games.

He told the club website: “There was only ever one club I wanted to be at next season so I’m delighted to be staying at Leigh.

“I count myself as an adopted Leyther and my family are very happy here. I’m really looking forward to getting a good pre-season under my belt because I have not had a full pre-season in two years. I’m desperate to improve my fitness and make sure I’m ready for the new season.

“I was frustrated to lose my place at the back end of last season so I will be working hard and want to lay down a marker.”

Centurions Head Coach John Duffy added:  “This was a big one for us and the deal took quite a bit of time to get over the line to make sure everything was right for Gregg and his family.

“Gregg’s been back in training after his recent stint with Ireland, helping them qualify for the 2021 World Cup and has shown me that he’s raring to go. He’s looking good in training and knows where he needs to improve on last year.

“Last season, Gregg was our top try scorer so hopefully he can take that kind of form into next season and have a good year.

“Gregg is keen secure his long-term future after he stops playing so in partnership with Leigh College we’ve come up with a plan for him to coach their team and hopefully oversee a link between us, helping our young players. He’s also going to be studying for a qualification with the college.”

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