Leigh sign international prop from St Helens on loan ahead of rumoured permanent switch

Drew Darbyshire
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Leigh have signed Ireland international prop Dan Norman on an initial two-week loan deal from Super League champions St Helens.

The 25-year-old has made 15 appearances for the Saints since arriving from London Broncos ahead of the 2021 campaign.

Norman, who represented Ireland at last year’s World Cup, will be in contention to play for Leigh in their clash with Hull FC on Friday night.

Last week, Rugby League Live reported that Leigh were set to bring Norman and Swinton forward Luis Brogan in to bolster their pack options for 2024 as they look to expand their squad size.

Dan Norman to add size to Leigh’s pack

The Warrington-born front-rower will certainly beef up Adrian Lam’s forward pack, standing at 6ft 5in and weighing 110kg.

Norman came through the academy at Widnes, making 20 first team appearances for the club as well as enjoying time on loan in League 1 with North Wales Crusaders.

He made the move to London ahead of the 2020 campaign, but only managed five games for the Broncos before the Championship season was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Norman earned a contract with St Helens for 2021 though, and is currently in his third season with the club.

He has spent time on loan with Salford in Super League last season as well as with Leigh when they were in the Championship.

Norman made his international debut for Ireland at last year’s World Cup against New Zealand, qualifying to play for the Wolfhounds via family heritage.

The Saints forward is set to play in Leigh’s game against Hull at the Leigh Sports Village on Friday night, 8pm kick-off.

It is a chance for Norman to impress the Leigh faithful ahead of what looks to be a permanent move in 2024.

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