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Leigh Leopards’ centre departs and returns to former club

Keanan Brand

The Leigh Leopards have had a busy season in the transfer market, and they show no signs of slowing down their activity during the international break. 

Earlier this week, the Leopards pulled off a major transfer coup by outbidding the Newcastle Knights to bring flying Australian full-back, David Armstrong, to the club for the 2025 season.

Papua New Guinea international, Jack de Belin, has also been linked with a move to the Leopards and he has revealed today that he is currently considering multiple offers from Super League sides for next season.

The Leopards have also confirmed a number of high profile departures in recent weeks, with John Asiata, Tom Amone and Kai O’Donnell all set to leave the club for the 2025 season. Names such as Zak Hardaker, Oliver Holmes and Ricky Leutele have all also been linked with a move away from Leigh for the 2025 season.

Now, the Leopards have announced that one of their players will leave the club to rejoin their former side on a temporary basis.

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Leigh Leopards’ centre departs and returns to former club

Leigh Leopards Keanan Brand

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The Leopards have confirmed that Keanan Brand will leave the club on a short-term loan deal, as he continues his return from a serious injury. Brand will join the Widnes Vikings on a one-month loan deal. The deal sees him return to the club where he began his professional career. A Leigh club statement confirming the move read:

“Leigh Leopards can confirm that Keanan Brand has joined Widnes Vikings on a one month loan.

“The 25-year-old began his professional career with the Vikings and moved on to Warrington Wolves before joining Leigh, initially on loan, in 2021.”

Speaking of the move, Leigh’s head of rugby, Chris Chester, stated that he believes it is an important step for Brand as he returns to full fitness. Brand suffered an serious knee injury, rupturing his medial ligament whilst on loan at Bradford Bulls at the start of the season, which has kept him out since February. Chester said:

“Keanan is still in his rehabilitation from the injury he sustained in pre-season.

“We’ve been really happy with the progress Louis Brogan and Tom Nisbet have made as a result of their time with Widnes, so it is the perfect place for Keanan to get some competitive minutes under his belt.”

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