Paterika Vaivai Leaves Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions can confirm that Paterika Vaivai has been released from his contract with immediate effect.

Vaivai joined the Club from Gold Coast Titans in October 2017 but after making nine first team appearances, earning heritage number #1439 suffered a season-ending injury in the Easter Monday game against London Broncos.

Leigh Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont said: “Patty is a great lad with a personality as big as his frame. It is a real shame that just as he got going he suffered such a difficult injury, ruling him out for the whole season and preventing him from showing us all what he would have been bringing to us at this time of year.

“It’s a difficult place as a rugby player being side lined for the whole season and to live with that away from home across the other side of the world makes that more difficult. Patty was recently allowed to return home for a spell to try to help with this but in reality it has only demonstrated to him that it is home where he really needs to be.

“I have always said that it is important our players are happy in their lives and it does not make sense to keep a player in an environment they would be best served not being in. To that end we have agreed to allow Patty to return home to his family where I hope he will continue to recover from his injury and return to the field as soon as possible.

“I’d like to thank Patty for his time at our Club.”

Leigh Centurions can also confirm that Larne Patrick has been released from his contract by mutual consent.

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