Leigh have confirmed the signing of former Super League prop Adam Walker on a one-and-a-half year deal with immediate effect.
The 29-year-old arrives at the Centurions with a wealth of top level experience, having played over 150 games in stints with Huddersfield, Hull KR, St Helens, Wakefield and, most recently, Salford.
He was a crucial part of the Red Devils’ squad that reached the Grand Final last season, and will now reunite with Leigh boss John Duffy, who he worked with as part of the Scotland squad.
“I feel I play my best rugby for coaches who know my game and John Duffy certainly knows all about me from when we’ve worked together at Scotland,” Walker said. “Leigh are a good club with a great fanbase and I’m looking forward to eventually playing in front of their supporters.
“This feels like the right move for me and I have a lot of respect for the owner Derek Beaumont who I know to be a good guy from when my brother Jonny was there.
“Watching the games recently with the return of Super League has really made me want to get out there again and it’s quite frustrating for a player when you’re itching to be on the field.
“I am looking forward to playing for John regularly, he’s a coach I rate highly and someone who played the game to a high standard. My brother Jonny loved his experience at Leigh and he speaks very highly of the Club’s supporters and owner.”
Centurions head coach Duffy added: “In my eyes, when Adam is on his game he is a top end Super League quality player. He knows the game inside and out and his performances for me in a Scotland shirt were absolutely top quality, especially against Australia and New Zealand.”