Leigh Centurions have completed the signing of Salford centre Junior Sa’u with immediate effect.
The 32-year-old will move to the Leigh Sports Village on a one-and-a-half year deal after falling out of favour in Ian Watson’s side.
A former New Zealand and Samoa international, Sa’u will provide good competition in the Centurions’ outside backs as the club continue their push for promotion.
“I’ve had an awesome six years at Salford and thought I’d end my career there,” he said. “When the opportunity came to come to Leigh, I spent some time thinking about it and I decided it was time to go.
LEIGH CENTURIONS SIGN JUNIOR S’AU
Leigh Centurions are pleased to confirm the permanent signing of Junior Sa’u from Salford Red Devils on a contract to the end of the 2020 season.
— Leigh Centurions (@LeighCenturions) July 18, 2019
“It’s an exciting challenge, being part of a journey that will hopefully lead to Super League and it’s a fresh start for me.”
Leigh Centurions head coach John Duffy said: “Junior has a lot of quality and experience and is a proven Super League player. He’s come through some great systems in the NRL and has played a big part in Salford’s revival under Ian Watson.
“He’s got fond memories of his time at Salford and he’s a little bit nervous about coming to Leigh. But from talking to him I’m sure he’ll fit in nicely straight away. I’m excited about him coming on board. He’s a great signing and hopefully his arrival will help attract more fans to Leigh Sports Village.”