Burns joins Leigh on loan

Leigh Centurions have announced the signing of St Helens halfback Travis Burns on loan until the end of the season.

Burns has found his chances limited at the Saints in 2016 following the arrival of Theo Fages in the off-season, and the 31 year-old has moved to the Leigh Sports Village in order to get games on a regular basis.

Centurions head coach Neil Jukes has already expressed his delight at being able to secure the services of a player with as much experience as the former Penrith and North Queensland star.

“Travis will add huge experience to our squad. He will no doubt enhance the culture and standards off the field just as much as on it,” he said.

“He is a great competitor and wants to win at all costs which I’m sure will bear well with his new team mates and in particular our great fans. There is one goal to achieve and should we give ourselves a chance to prevail we will need quality in depth across the board. With Travis and with Gregg McNally nearing in on full fitness it certainly creates that.

“A lot of Super League clubs were interested in securing Travis’ services but he showed a strong desire to join our Club which speaks volumes for the feedback he was given by current and previous players and again gives us all confidence that we are moving in the right direction on and off the field.

“I’d like to thank Mike Rush, the CEO at St Helens and George Mimis (Travis’ agent) in particular for their help during this process and look forward to welcoming Travis to our club.”

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