Chris Green excited for Chris Chester reunion at Leigh

Drew Darbyshire
Chris Green in action for Wakefield

Chris Green in action for Wakefield

Leigh have signed prop Chris Green from Wakefield for the 2022 Championship season.

The 31-year-old front-rower links up with Leigh head of rugby Chris Chester again. Chester signed Green for Wakefield during his time as head coach at Belle Vue.

Chester said: “Chris is a great professional. I signed him on loan at Wakefield in 2019 due to an injury crisis at the club and he helped us pull clear of the relegation zone.

“Once I knew he was available I made my move for him. He, like Joe Wardle, will be a great leader and inspiration to the squad and I am sure the fans will be impressed.”

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Green said: “It feels great to be joining Leigh Centurions and to be able to work with Chris Chester again. The facilities at the club are amazing and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in.

“The crowd in the North Stand are really noisy and get behind the team as I learned at the end of the season playing here with Wakefield.”

Green has made more than 200 career appearances for Hull and Wakefield. He was part of the Hull side that won back-to-back Challenge Cups in 2016 and 2017.

Jake Wardle targets promotion after making Championship move

Leigh have signed forward Joe Wardle from Huddersfield for the 2022 Championship season.

The 30-year-old back-rower has scored 76 tries in 217 career appearances for Bradford, Newcastle Knights, Castleford and Huddersfield. He has won six caps for Scotland at international level.

Wardle said: “I needed a fresh challenge and after speaking to Chris (Chester, head of rugby) and knowing what a passionate owner the club have in Derek Beaumont, it was all very appealing.

“I have played here in the past and the backing Leigh Centurions get from the fans is amazing and I am looking forward to playing here.

“We need to prove that we are the best in the Championship and get back into Super League.”