St Helens and Leigh Centurions maintain dual-registration partnership

St.Helens have confirmed that the dual-registration partnership which was agreed with Leigh Centurions back in 2019 will continue for a fourth season.

The dual-registration partnership means that Saints players can gain experience playing Championship rugby, whilst also giving players from Leigh the opportunity to gain game time in our Saints Reserves side.

The relationship between Saints and Leigh has already seen the two face off in Alex Walmsley’s Testimonial of which two Saints – Tom Nisbet and Aaron Smith – both featured whilst on loan at the Centurions. The likes of Josh Simm and Matty Foster have also spent successful spells at Leigh over the past year.

Chief Executive Mike Rush is delighted to continue the partnership: “I think the dual-registration between the two clubs has worked really well over the past few years, so we were happy to continue the partnership again into the 2022 season.

“It’s a great opportunity for some of our younger players to get some first team action in the Championship with a good, competitive side, which can only build their experience and hunger to play first team rugby.

“At the same time, it’s a great chance for some of the boys from Leigh get some playing time in our Reserves side which will clearly benefit both clubs.”

Leigh Centurions Head of Rugby Chris Chester said: “We are delighted that our partnership with Saints is going to continue.

“The two clubs have a great relationship and the partnership is clearly of mutual benefit for both teams. We are looking forward to working with them again in 2022.”

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