Ben Reynolds commits future to Leigh

Drew Darbyshire

Ben Reynolds has committed his future to Leigh by signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The 27-year-old half-back re-joined the Centurions back in April from a stint with French side Toulouse. Unfortunately, his campaign was cut short after 11 games due to a knee injury.

Reynolds is set to partner Joe Mellor in the halves for Leigh next season, with his new deal seeing him remain at the club until at least the end of 2023.

He said: “I’m really pleased to have signed the deal. It’s where I’ve been enjoying my rugby and it’s given me something to look forward to over the next couple of years.

“Hopefully we can kick on and do great things at Leigh. I also want to say thanks to the lads for welcoming me back to the club and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Leigh caretaker coach Kurt Haggerty said: “It’s great to have Ben on contract for the next two years. Before his injury he showed really good signs and he’s shown quality when he’s been fit.

“He’s a pivot with experience at Championship and Super League level and he still has a lot to offer in a Leigh shirt. It’s exciting for the club to have secured Ben’s services for the next couple of years as there is definitely more to come from him.”

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Reynolds has played 95 of his 134 career appearances for Leigh, scoring 33 tries and kicking 253 goals – including one drop-goal.

He came through the ranks at Castleford, where he enjoyed loan spells with York and Doncaster before first arriving at Leigh in 2015.

Reynolds had a brief spell with Wakefield in 2019 and then joined Featherstone on loan before having his second spell with the Centurions. He helped Leigh gain promotion to Super League ahead of the 2017 campaign.