Mitch Cox Signs For Centurions

Leigh Centurions are delighted to confirm that Mitch Cox has agreed to extend his stay at the Club after making his senior debut in 2018.

Cox, 25, is another Leigh born player to commit to John Duffy’s rebuilding plans for the 2019 season.

He made his senior debut in the Championship Shield home game against Sheffield Eagles in August, scoring a try in his side’s 68-6 victory.

He went to make a further five appearances in the Cherry and White, including the Championship Shield final defeat against Featherstone Rovers and earned Heritage Number #1459.

A former Leigh Miners junior, Cox was a star of the Centurions reserves side in 2015, scoring two tries in their agonising last minute 30-28 grand final defeat against Dewsbury Rams at LSV.

He played in the National Conference League for both Leigh Miners Rangers and Thatto Heath and also spent a season in Australia playing for Thirroul Butchers in Wollongong.

John Duffy said: “I coached Mitch in the under 18s back in 2010 and he’s a great kid with loads of talent. It means a lot to him playing for Leigh.

“He maybe thought the chance had passed him by when the reserves side was disbanded but he got his chance last season and took it with both hands.

“Mitch’s really athletic and can cover a lot of positions. Towards the end of last season, he was one of the stand-outs in the Leigh side that was struggling against adversity.

“He loved playing for Leigh and was so proud to get his heritage number. Having had a taste for it he has the ability to really progress and I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work with him again.

“We are building a squad of locally based players who desperately want to play for the Club and to represent the town with pride. Mitch fits the bill perfectly.”

Mitch Cox said: “It was a proud moment for me and my family to represent my home town at senior level last year and play for the club I grew up watching as a kid.

“Last year I got the chance to play alongside some experienced players and coaching staff and I’m happy that I get the chance to do it again this year with Duffs. Duffy is a tough coach who knows how to get the best out of his players. I’m looking forward to a tough pre-season and growing as a player.

“Last year didn’t end the way we would have liked it to as a team. I think this year we will come back stronger and give something back to the fans for their continued support. I can’t wait to get started with the lads and wear a Leigh shirt again, playing in front of family and friends.”

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