Leigh Centurions have done some fantastic business in terms of signings ahead of the 2022 Championship season.
The Centurions were relegated from Super League after winning two games in 2021, but have been building heavily in an attempt to earn promotion at the first time of asking.
One of their star signings is fullback Caleb Aekins.
Aekins, 23, played seven games for Canberra Raiders in the current 2021 season after first making his NRL debut with Penrith Panthers in 2018.
New Zealand born of Welsh descent, Aekins is a member of Wales Train-On squad for the World Cup.
And, in a talk with Leigh Centurions TV, the ex-Canberra man has revealed how his move to the Leigh Sports Village came about.
“I had talks just with my manager, and someone who I was at Penrith with called Craig Kendrick who was involved with Leigh back in 2017,” Aekins said.
“He gave me a message asking if I was available and I said ‘yeah’, so then it sparked a conversation with my manager and it all went from there.
“To be honest didn’t know much about Leigh at all before the move came about or about the UK but I decided to get to know the history of the club and immerse myself in it.”