Leigh director of rugby Derek Beaumont has revealed that Jason Chan came close to signing fro the Centurions during the close season.
“We had come across Jason Chan when looking for centres and he had been suggested as he can play there as well as the back row,” Beaumont wrote in his column for the Leigh Observer.
“Although we sorted out Willie [Tonga], Rolls [Leigh coach Paul Rowely] really fancied Jason, and what he would add to the group.
“I thought, ‘What the heck, let’s do this, we have a special team evolving and I can afford it so why not?’
“But in the end Jason decided he was going to retire on the day of signing and I wish him well for the future.
“We don’t need to add another player – although it would be nice – so it will be a case if something comes along rather than hunting anything down.”