Nathan Peats opens up on ‘unenjoyable’ Super League time

Nathan Peats became a key player for the Huddersfield Giants towards the back end of the 2021 Super League season, but it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Australian hooker this year.

After joining the Leigh Centurions earlier on in the season, Peats admits that he struggled, with both family reasons and results making his time in Super League not enjoyable to begin with.

“I didn’t enjoy my time so much at Leigh as I was over here on my own without my wife and kids and we were getting flogged every week,” Peats told Serious About Rugby League.

“So that wasn’t fun, but I asked to leave to go to Huddersfield because I knew they wanted me there so Leigh let me go and I enjoyed my time at the Giants a lot.

“There were some great blokes and we won some games and I played well which was good.”

For Peats, it remains a question of where he will hang his hat in 2022, with the hooker having held talks with some Super League clubs but nothing concrete has yet been decided.

Peats was rumoured to be joining Hull FC, but when asked by Serious About Rugby League, the 31-year-old said that isn’t the case.

“I’m still waiting to sort my future out,” said Peats.

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen yet, but I’d like to stay in Super League if someone wants me!”

The hooker initially joined the Centurions from the Gold Coast Titans after making over 150 NRL appearances for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels and then the Titans, but he failed to settle at the Leigh Sports Village.

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Richard Pearcey
Richard Pearcey
11 months ago

Wish he was still at Huddersfield