Leigh Centurions can confirm that second rower Nick Glohe has returned to Australia.

The Scottish international joined the Club ahead of the 2020 season and was a regular starter as John Duffy’s team enjoyed a winning start to the Betfred Championship season.

Nick arrived at Leigh from the Lakes United club in Australia but was well known to Head Coach John Duffy having worked with him at international level with Scotland. His mother was born in Ayrshire so qualified for Scotland despite being born in Paddington, New South Wales.

He also knew several of Leigh’s squad who were also Scotland internationals such as Club Captain Danny and Joint Vice Captain Liam Hood.

Nick earned #HN1495 when he made his senior debut at Dewsbury Rams and his performances earned him plenty of plaudits. He scored his only Leigh try in the 58-10 win over Sheffield Eagles.

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: “I understand it is a difficult time for everyone and to be isolated when you already feel that way in a different country away from your family can only multiply how we all feel. To that extent I understand Nick’s decision.

“I have to look after the club’s position so could not authorise his return as if I do that for one player, I would have to do it for all overseas players. That is not possible in the present circumstances with no knowing if he would be able to return when our season or training is able to resume.

“I would like to thank Nick for his efforts in a Leigh shirt. He came and backed himself and John showed a lot of belief in him for doing so, seeing him take his chance well and appeared in all the games that we played.

“We hope Nick arrives home safely and is able to continue his rugby career in the future. We will look to replace Nick as soon as we are able.”