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Leigh Leopards man leaves club on loan

Leigh Leopards Fijian forward Ben Nakubuwai

Leigh Leopards’ season is beginning to build some momentum after a difficult start. Whilst the Leopards remain some way back from the playoff places, they are beginning to build a head of steam.

Leigh’s options in the transfer market have been limited, however, as the club did not have an overseas quota spot available to bring in a mid season signing.

The Leopards had tried to bring in flying full-back, David Armstrong, but failed as they could not free up the space in their squad.

Now the club has confirmed that one of their overseas players will leave the club on loan for the rest of the season.

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Leigh Leopards confirm loan departure

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Leigh Leopards have confirmed that Ben Nakubuwai has left the club on loan.

The Fijian prop joined the club during the 2022 season. He was part of the side that was promoted from the Championship and won the Challenge Cup in 2023.

Nakubuwai will join Championship side, Featherstone Rovers for the remainder of the season. A club statement reads:

“Leigh Leopards can confirm that Ben Nakubuwai has joined Featherstone Rovers on a season long loan.

“The 28-year-old Fiji international has made 44 appearances for the Leopards, scoring three tries, after joining the club from Norths Devils in May 2022.

“Leopards Head of Rugby Chris Chester said: “Ben is at a point in his career where he needs to be playing regularly and right now that is something we can’t provide here.

“So we have taken the option to loan Ben to Featherstone to allow him to get some vital first team minutes.”

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