Centurions Sign Hull KR Trio On Loan

Leigh Centurions are pleased to confirm a trio of loan signings from Hull Kingston Rovers.

Josh Johnson, Will Dagger and Jordan Walne all join the Club until the end of the current season.

Josh Johnson, 24, joined Rovers midway through the 2017 season after a short spell in Australia with Redcliffe Dolphins. The Huddersfield born former England Academy prop forward made his first team bow with the Giants in 2013 and has furthered his experience with loan spells over the years at Doncaster, Batley, Oldham and York. He is closing in on 100 career games.

Will Dagger, 19, joined Rovers on a three-year contract from Warrington Wolves after making his Super League bow with the Wolves in 2017. A former England Academy representative he is a versatile back, specialising at fullback.

Jordan Walne, 25, joins elder brother Adam at the Centurions. The former Salford forward joined Rovers for the 2018 campaign. He made his Salford debut in 2013 after graduating through their academy ranks.

Leigh Centurions head coach Kieron Purtill said: “I am delighted to welcome Josh, Will and Jordan to the Club and shall look forward to working with them for the remainder of the season. I’d like to thank Hull Kingston Rovers for their help in making these players available.

“I worked with Josh during our time at Huddersfield together and he is a no-nonsense front row forward with a good engine and skill set. He is unavailable for the Sheffield game while serving a one match suspension.

“Will is an exceptional young talent and has a big future in the game. Though predominantly a fullback he is a versatile player who can cover any back position.

“Jordan tells me he is a better player than his brother. If that’s the case we have a very good player on our hands as Adam was outstanding last week against Swinton. Jordan is really looking forward to joining our group and playing alongside his brother again after their time together at Salford.

“We are looking forward to the Sheffield game and there is still a chance other results could go our way. We will approach the game with the right mind set and will be playing against a much improved side from the one we played at Sheffield earlier in the year. Mark Aston has done great job and they have had some decent results.

“We are looking forward to finishing this block of games off in a positive way and reward our loyal supporters with a good performance to finish the regular Betfred Championship campaign.”

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