Blake Ferguson says he would like to test himself against the likes of St Helens and Wigan in Super League if he can win promotion with Leigh from the Championship.
The Centurions currently lead the way at the top of the Championship and look favourites to win promotion to Super League – although anything can happen in the final.
They have lost just one game all season – Round Two against Featherstone – while picking up 20 wins.
Ferguson, 32, celebrated his new two two-year deal with a try-scoring performance on his Summer Bash debut over promotion-chasing rivals Rovers. Adrian Lam’s side claimed a dominant 46-16 victory at Headingley Stadium.
The former NRL winger says he has kept an eye on Super League and would love to test himself in the competition.
A seven-capped Australia international, Ferguson joined the punditry team on Premier Sports following the victory on Saturday.
Blake Ferguson wants to test himself in Super League
“I was semi-retired at home and playing with some mates,” Ferguson said on Premier Sports. “To get the love back for rugby league again and come over here, enjoy rugby league and play with some of my mates I knew from back home. It’s been a pleasure. I’m really happy to be staying the next couple of years.
“I’m really happy and pleased to get the deal over the line and spend the next couple of years in Leigh and get in Super League next year and try and give that a crack.
“I’ve been watching from afar, the likes of Wigan and St Helens. I feel like I’d love to match up against them and see where I stand.”
Leigh have just six games remaining in the regular Championship season.