Warrington forward joins Super League rivals

Leigh Centurions have signed Warrington Wolves forward Rob Butler on a two-week roll-on loan deal.

Formerly with London Broncos, Butler, 23, made his Wolves debut against the Centurions in round two earlier this season, and impressed again in the more recent Betfred Super League meeting of the two sides.

Interim head coach Kurt Haggerty said: “Rob is a good player who will bring energy and size to our pack. He’s someone I’ve been aware of for a number of years, and I’m pleased to get him to our club.

“Rob is really excited about coming to Leigh and wants to rip in, get some game time and prove what he can do.”

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to thank Warrington and in particular (CEO) Karl Fitzpatrick for their assistance with this. It’s been a difficult time for all clubs with the number of fixtures and the double-ups on the weekends which, compounded with the number of injuries in the game, has seen very little player movement.

“We have particularly struggled with ten injuries most weeks and having to play games without middles on the bench so this addition is really helpful to us and with others returning from injury will give Kurt competition for places.”

Born in the Kent town of Rochester, Butler came up through the London Broncos academy system, making his first team debut in the 2017 season.

He was a member of the Broncos’ side that achieved a magnificent 4-2 victory over Toronto Wolfpack in Canada in the Million Pound Game at the end of the 2018 season, securing promotion to the top-flight.

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