Leigh add second Kiwi

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of Kiwi forward Nathaniel Peteru from Hull KR for the 2021 season.

The 28-year-old from Auckland has Super League experience with Leeds Rhinos and Hull Kingston Rovers and also played in the NRL for Gold Coast Titans.

He said: “This is a first class facility, I’m surprised by how big the complex is – it’s awesome. Leigh Centurions are building a quality squad for the new season and I’m happy to be part of it.

“I am looking forward to working with John Duffy again after being with him briefly while on dual reg at Featherstone. I’ve been really impressed with him and I think he’s a coach who can help me improve and strengthen my game.

“There are a few of the old Hull KR boys here I’m looking forward to seeing again and we’re building something good for next year.”

Leigh Centurions Head Coach John Duffy added: “He’s a non-nonsense forward who adds plenty of value to our squad and I am sure he will be a great acquisition for us.

“We’re trying to build the best squad we possibly can despite the current circumstances and it’s very exciting when you look and who we’ve got in our ranks at present.

“I was lucky to work with Nate when I was at Featherstone and he’s a great professional having coming through the NRL systems. He has a young family and I’m sure they’ll be made to feel very welcome by the people of Leigh.”

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