2018 Leigh Centurions Squad

 

Craig Hall
Squad Number 1
Date of Birth 21-Feb-88
Position Fullback
Signed from Toronto Wolfpack
Other former club (s) Hull FC, Widnes (loan), Hull KR, Wakefield T
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,435
Year of senior debut 2007
Career record 227 games, 132 tries, 316 goals, 3 drop goals
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Championship One Player of the Year 2017
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Matty Dawson-Jones
Squad Number 2
Date of Birth 02-Oct-90
Position Winger
Signed from St Helens
Other former club (s) Huddersfield, Doncaster (loan), Rochdale H (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1416 (debut 2016)
Year of senior debut 2012
Career record 110 games, 48 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career 39 games, 24 tries
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Top try scorer with 15 tries in 2017
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Ben Crooks
Squad Number 3
Date of Birth 15-Jun-93
Position Centre
Signed from Castleford Tigers
Other former club (s) Hull FC, Parramatta Eels, Doncaster (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1420 (debut 2017)
Year of senior debut 2012
Career record 105 games, 48 tries, 31 goals
Leigh Centurions playing career 23 games, 6 tries
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Member of Super League Dream Team 2012
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Peter Mata’utia
Squad Number 4
Date of Birth 02-Nov-90
Position Centre
Signed from Newcastle Knights
Other former club (s) St George Illawarra
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,436
Year of senior debut 2011
Career record 77 games, 23 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours Samoa 1 game
Miscellaneous Represented Samoa at 2017 World Cup, eldest of four brothers to play NRL
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Rhys Evans
Squad Number 5
Date of Birth 30-Oct-92
Position Threequarter
Signed from Warrington
Other former club (s) Swinton (loan), North Wales (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1349 (debut 2011)
Year of senior debut 2010
Career record 125 games, 49 tries, 1 goal
Leigh Centurions playing career 8 games, 3 tries, 1 goal
Representative honours England Knights 2 games, 2 tries; Wales 3 games
Miscellaneous Played 8 games on dual registration at Leigh in 2011
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Ben Reynolds
Squad Number 6
Date of Birth 15-Jan-94
Position Halfback
Signed from Castleford
Other former club (s) York (loan), Doncaster (loan), Dewsbury (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1398 (debut 2014)
Year of senior debut 2013
Career record 75 games, 28 tries, 160 goals
Leigh Centurions playing career 48 games, 19 tries, 78 goals
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Top points-scorer in 2017 with 158pts
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Drew Hutchison
Squad Number 7
Date of Birth 26-Apr-95
Position Halfback
Signed from St George Illawarra
Other former club (s) n/a
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,438
Year of senior debut 2015
Career record 4 games, 1 try
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours Junior Kangaroos, New South Wales U20s
Miscellaneous Father Mike played for Fulham in late 1980s
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Paterika Vaivai
Squad Number 8
Date of Birth 14-Feb-92
Position Forward
Signed from Gold Coast
Other former club (s) Melbourne Storm, NZ Warriors, Newcastle Knights, Burleigh Bears
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,439
Year of senior debut 2014
Career record 16 games, 1 try
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Won Intrust Super Cup with Burleigh Bears in 2016
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Daniel Mortimer
Squad Number 9
Date of Birth 13-Jun-89
Position Halfback/ hooker
Signed from Cronulla
Other former club (s) Parramatta, Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1432 (debut 2017)
Year of senior debut 2009
Career record 136 games, 28 tries, 10 goals
Leigh Centurions playing career 7 games, 2 tries
Representative honours Australian Schoolboys
Miscellaneous Played in two NRL grand finals, runner-up in 2009 and winner in 2013
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Jamie Acton
Squad Number 10
Date of Birth 04-Apr-92
Position Forward
Signed from Workington Town
Other former club (s) Wigan Academy, South Wales (loan), Oldham (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1389 (debut 2014)
Year of senior debut 2012
Career record 105 games, 13 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career 73 games, 10 tries
Representative honours England U18s
Miscellaneous Represented BARLA U18s having started career with Hemel Stags
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Kevin Larroyer
Squad Number 11
Date of Birth 19-Jun-89
Position Forward
Signed from Castleford
Other former club (s) Toulouse, Catalans, Hull KR, Newcastle Thunder (loan), Bradford (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,446
Year of senior debut 2010
Career record 159 games, 31 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours France 14 games, 3 tries
Miscellaneous Represented France at 2013 World Cup
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Bodene Thompson
Squad Number 12
Date of Birth 01-Aug-88
Position Forward
Signed from New Zealand Warriors
Other former club (s) Gold Coast, Wests Tigers
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,440
Year of senior debut 2009
Career record 144 games, 34 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours New Zealand Maori 1 game, New Zealand (Four Nations squad 2014)
Miscellaneous Alumni of famous Australian rugby school, Keebra Park High
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Harrison Hansen
Squad Number 13
Date of Birth 26-Oct-85
Position Forward
Signed from Salford
Other former club (s) Wigan
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1402 (debut 2016)
Year of senior debut 2004
Career record 363 games, 64 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career 59 games, 9 tries
Representative honours England Academy, New Zealand 1 game, Samoa 8 games, 3 tries; The Exiles 1 game
Miscellaneous Coaches’ and Players’ Player of the Year 2017
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Liam Hood
Squad Number 14
Date of Birth 06-Jan-92
Position Hooker
Signed from Swinton
Other former club (s) Leeds, Dewsbury (loan), Hunslet, Salford
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1410 (debut 2016)
Year of senior debut 2012
Career record 125 games, 34 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career 39 games, 9 tries
Representative honours Scotland 7 games, 1 try
Miscellaneous Represented Scotland in 2016 Four Nations
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Jordan Thompson
Squad Number 15
Date of Birth 04-Sep-91
Position Forward
Signed from Hull FC
Other former club (s) Castleford, York (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,441
Year of senior debut 2009
Career record 186 games, 40 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Made his 100th appearance for Hull FC during 2017
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Larne Patrick
Squad Number 16
Date of Birth 03-Nov-88
Position Forward
Signed from Castleford
Other former club (s) Huddersfield, Wigan (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,442
Year of senior debut 2009
Career record 203 games, 37 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours England Academy, Wales 3 games
Miscellaneous Played in 2015 Grand Final after season long loan at Wigan
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Kyle Lovett
Squad Number 17
Date of Birth 23-Mar-93
Position Forward
Signed from Wests Tigers
Other former club (s) n/a
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,444
Year of senior debut 2015
Career record 50 games, 2 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours New South Wales U20s, New South Wales City
Miscellaneous Made NRL debut in round 1 of 2015 and became Wests’ Rookie of the Year
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Nathan Mason
Squad Number 18
Date of Birth 08-Sep-93
Position Forward
Signed from Huddersfield (season long loan)
Other former club (s) Oldham (loan), Batley (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,443
Year of senior debut 2013
Career record 78 games, 9 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Made Super League debut for Huddersfield in 2013 aged 19
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Jack Owens
Squad Number 19
Date of Birth 03-Jun-94
Position Utility back
Signed from St Helens
Other former club (s) Widnes, Whitehaven (loan), Sheffield (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,437
Year of senior debut 2011
Career record 117 games, 53 tries, 162 goals
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours England Academy
Miscellaneous Made Super League debut for Widnes aged 17
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Greg Richards
Squad Number 20
Position Forward
Signed from St Helens
Other former club (s) Rochdale (loan), Sheffield (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1433 (debut 2017)
Year of senior debut 2013
Career record 88 games, 1 try
Leigh Centurions playing career 9 games
Representative honours England U18s
Miscellaneous Played for St Helens in 2014 Grand final victory v Wigan (W 14-6)
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Nick Gregson
Squad Number 21
Date of Birth 17 Dec 1995
Position Forward
Signed from Wigan
Other former club (s) n/a
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number n/a
Year of senior debut 2016
Career record 19 games, 2 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Came through Wigan system from U15s to Super League debut 2016
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Ricky Bailey
Squad Number 22
Date of Birth 25-Apr-97
Position Fullback
Signed from St Helens (season long loan)
Other former club (s) n/a
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number n/a
Year of senior debut 2015
Career record 2 games
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours England Academy
Miscellaneous Born Telford, developed through Midlands Regional Development camp
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Jonah Cunningham
Squad Number 23
Date of Birth 20-Aug-97
Position Forward
Signed from St Helens (season long loan)
Other former club (s) Sheffield (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,448
Year of senior debut 2017
Career record 3 games
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Made senior debut on loan to Sheffield in 2017
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Jack Blagbrough
Squad Number 24
Date of Birth 18-Jan-94
Position Prop
Signed from Mackay Cutters
Other former club (s) Huddersfield, Sheffield, York (loan), Oldham (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number n/a
Year of senior debut 2013
Career record 39 games, 7 tries, 1 goal
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Played for Mackay Cutters in 2017 Intrust Super Cup
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Ilias Bergal
Squad Number 25
Date of Birth 06-Apr-96
Position Winger
Signed from Catalans Dragons
Other former club (s) Swinton (loan)
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,445
Year of senior debut 2017
Career record 9 games, 5 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours France 3 games
Miscellaneous Played for France at 2017 World Cup
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Jordan Dezaria
Squad Number 26
Date of Birth 06-Nov-96
Position Forward
Signed from Catalans Dragons
Other former club (s) Avignon
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number n/a
Year of senior debut 2016
Career record 5 games
Leigh Centurions playing career n/a
Representative honours n/a
Miscellaneous Made Super League debut for Catalans at Warrington, June 2016
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Ryan Bailey
Squad Number 29
Date of Birth 11-Nov-83
Position Forward
Signed from Workington Town
Other former club (s) Toronto Wolfpack, Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers, Hull KR, Leeds Rhinos
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number
Year of senior debut 2002
Career record 361 games, 24 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career
Representative honours Great Britain, England, Yorkshire
Miscellaneous Ryan appeared for Leeds Rhinos in six Super League Grand Final winning teams between 2004 and 2012 and won a Challenge Cup winner’s medal with the Rhinos in 2014
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Micky Higham
Squad Number 30
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1980
Position Hooker
Signed from Warrington Wolves
Other former club (s) Leigh Centurions, St Helens, Wigan Warriors,
Leigh Centurions Heritage Number 1,153
Year of senior debut 1999
Career record  506 Appearances – 129 tries
Leigh Centurions playing career (up to end of 2017) 103 Appearances – 38 tries – Team Captain in 2016 & 2017
Representative honours Great Britain, England
Miscellaneous
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