Leigh sign Toronto winger

Adam Higson banned

Winger Adam Higson has returned to Leigh Centurions after signing from Toronto on a one-and-a-half year deal.

The 32-year-old becomes the John Duffy’s third addition this week, following the signings of Super League players Mitch Clark and Junior Sa’u.

Higson has spent the past two seasons with the Wolfpack after leaving Leigh at the end of 2017 following their relegation from Super League.

Before that, he spent nine years at the Centurions, scoring 65 tries in 155 games.

Higson high tackle
Higson made his Leigh debut in 2008 against Celtic Crusaders.

“Obviously I’m a local lad and it’s good to be back,” he said. “I know a lot of the lads and it feels like I’ve never been away and I will be able to fit into the systems.

“I played with (John) Duffs and I get on well with him and I want to get back to enjoying my rugby again.

“The boys have a good relationship with each other off the field and Duffs has got a good thing going here. He knows when to be serious but also when he can be more relaxed.

John Duffy Featherstone
Higson is John Duffy’s third signing this week.

“It feels like the club I was at five or six years ago when I played my best rugby.

“Playing for Toronto is something I’ve done in my life and I enjoyed it. But now’s the time to start all over again at Leigh.”

Leigh Centurions head coach John Duffy added: “I know AJ well from back in the day when I was still playing. He reads the game well and gets his teams on the front foot out of yardage.

“He’s a Leigh lad and he wants to come back and I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Leigh shirt again.”