Jordan Thompson Re-Signs For Leigh Centurions

Jordan Thompson is the latest player to re-sign for Leigh Centurions ahead of the 2020 season.

The experienced forward returned to Leigh last June from Hull FC having been one of the stand-out players for the club during the 2018 campaign.

Thompson left Centurions for Leeds towards the end of the 2018 season before re-joining Hull FC.

Leigh head coach John Duffy said: “Jordy’s been great since coming back here and has fitted into the group well.

“He is a real good character to have at a club – he gets all the lads together and is a bit of a joker outside of training. But once he gets into training he goes hard. I remember the first session when he came back and he was just rattling our lads – it got a bit tasty that session – and he really lifted our intensity.

“He needs to be more consistent next year, especially in his defence. That said, we played him out of position in the final games of the season and I thought he was outstanding.”

The 28-year-old, a product of the Normanton Knights community club, started his professional career in the backline with Castleford for whom he played 77 times, scoring 27 times. He also made five appearances on loan at York. While at Castleford, he underlined his versatility by playing at full-back, wing or centre before enjoying success as part of the pack.

Between 2014 and 2017, he played for Hull FC more than 100 times and scored 12 tries.

After signing for Leigh, he went on a run of 26 consecutive games before leaving for Leeds where he made six appearances.

Thompson said: “I was happy to return to Leigh last season because it’s somewhere I enjoy playing and I’m glad to be back in 2020. The fans are brilliant and there’s a good atmosphere about the place.

“I am looking forward to being part of the squad which John Duffy is putting together and getting stuck into pre-season training.”

To sponsor Jordan Thompson, please contact the Leigh Centurions commercial department: 01942 487898.

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