Connect with us

More RL

The future of ex-Warrington Wolves and Leigh Centurions star Anthony Gelling takes bizarre twist

Anthony Gelling has been linked with a move to the Leigh Centurions for the past month or so.

Owner of the club Derek Beaumont spoke exclusively to Serious About Rugby League in January about his desire to bring back the South Sea Islander to the Leigh Sports Village after a successful period in 2021.

Gelling left Leigh and the UK then to return home, and it was thought that the rangy centre would look for a new club back in New Zealand.

However, instead Gelling has taken on the role of a salesperson with real estate property group Ray White, with a move back to the UK looking increasingly unlikely.

The South Sea Islander left Leigh Centurions back in June 2021 after he was cleared of GBH following a trial against his ex-wife and returned to his home back in Auckland, New Zealand.

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said at the time of Gelling’s departure: “I would like to personally thank Anthony on behalf of everyone at the club for the fantastic job he has done.

“To have come to England under the circumstances he did and to have ripped in and applied himself in the manner evident in his performances speaks volumes for him.

“It was clearly a difficult time for him whilst he was here, yet he was outstanding in everything he did and extremely committed to the club, the coaching staff and his teammates.”

Gelling first came to the UK shores with the Wigan Warriors in 2011, playing 115 games over a period of six seasons before leaving for the New Zealand Warriors at the end of the 2017 Super League season.

The three-quarter returned to England with the Widnes Vikings where he played 18 times and then the Warrington Wolves in 2020 where he registered 13 appearances.

A short spell at Leigh – with six games under his belt – ended midway through 2021 as Gelling left to return home following the end of his trial.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. bj

    March 16, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Where is the twist here?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See

More in More RL