Leigh Centurions are delighted to confirm that Jacob Jones becomes the latest addition to the playing squad ahead of the 2022 Betfred Championship campaign.

Jones, 22, is an exciting second row forward who has impressed playing in a full-time environment at London Broncos.

Birmingham born Jones came through the Broncos’ academy ranks and earned valuable experience at League 1 Coventry Bears before graduating to the first team squad in the capital.

The former Loughborough Colleges graduate met head of rugby Chris Chester at Leigh Sports Village and explained to LCTV his excitement at joining the Centurions.

Jacob Jones said: “I started out playing Rugby Union but watched Super League on television and the game really appealed to me. I had a trial at London Broncos and was signed by them before being loaned to Coventry for a season. That season was great for me personally and I went back to Broncos and forced my way into the first team. I can’t thank Danny Ward and Jamie Langley enough for all the help they gave me with coaching and development. The set up at Leigh is quality and I can’t wait to get out there and play in front of the fans.”

Leigh Centurions head of rugby Chris Chester said: “ Jacob is a young kid who we did our homework on. Danny Ward spoke highly about him. He has bags of energy, great leg speed and a good engine. He will learn a lot from people like Joe Wardle and Joel Tomkins.”

Jacob Jones is available for sponsorship. Please contact karen.roberts@leighrl.co.uk