Leigh capture Addy with more signings to follow

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of Danny Addy on a one-year deal.

He is expected to be the first of a number of signings made by the club this morning.

The 28-year-old half-back will bring vast experience to the Leythers with over 200 first grade appearances in Super League and the Championship.

Addy made his name at Bradford, playing 150 games for the Bulls before moving to Hull KR in 2017.

His time with the East Hull outfit has been stop-start but he recovered from a complex knee problem to make 22 appearances for the Robins last season.

Danny Addy made 22 appearances for Hull KR last season. Credit: Craig Thomas/News Images.

Having also represented Scotland 16 times, where he worked with current Leigh head coach John Duffy, Addy will likely become an integral part of the Centurions’ side in 2020.

Speaking to leighrl.co.uk, Addy said: “I can’t wait to pull on the Leigh shirt and get started. I’m looking forward to a big preseason and want to hit the ground running.

“I’ve worked with John (Duffy) at Scotland and have played against his teams and know what a good coach he is. It’s nice when someone like John has so much confidence in you and I’m looking forward to joining a good set of players who are looking for a big year.

“We are going to have a real dig though we know it will be a tough year in the Championship. As a player, you know that you never get an easy game against Leigh and I remember some heated battles while I was at Bradford. I’m ready to get stuck in.”

Leigh head coach John Duffy added: “Danny is a player I’d like to build everything around. If you watched Toronto last season, everything revolved around Jon Wilkin and I think Danny’s got those kind of qualities in abundance.

“He is a natural leader and I think he’s a great player. I have worked with him at Scotland for around eight years and he is a team-first man. He is very under-rated, very skilful. He dictates play well when he’s got that freedom and we’ll be looking to build around him next season.”

The Centurions have also confirmed that Iain Thornley will remain with the club for 2020 after scoring 16 tries in 32 appearances last season.

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