Derek Beaumont confirms new Leigh deal for Blake Ferguson

Josh McAllister
Blake Ferguson Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has shared that Blake Ferguson has signed a new two-year deal with the club. 

Ferguson, 32, made the switch to England with the Championship outfit earlier in April. The initial deal was only until the end of the 2022 season.

The winger made more than 250 appearances in the NRL across stints with Cronulla, Canberra, Sydney and Parramatta. He has won seven caps for Australia and has also represented New South Wales and Indigenous All Stars.

Beaumont shared on social media: “Blake Ferguson has signed a new two-year deal until the end of 2024, no matter what league, with Leigh Centurions.”

Blake Ferguson on new deal

Ferguson said: “I am very excited to be staying at the club. It was a long negotiation process, but I am more than happy to have got it done.

“The group is very tight here at Leigh and we’ve obviously got a lot of talented players within as we try and get into Super League. I am looking forward to hopefully playing on that stage next season.

“As of now, I want to continue working on my combinations with the boys, getting a full pre-season under my belt over here and helping this club progress in the right direction.”

Head of rugby Chris Chester added: “This is a huge signing for Leigh Centurions. When you look at the quality of overseas players the club has had over the years, Blake must rank as one of the best signings the club has ever made.

“He is a top-class NRL, State of Origin and international player at the highest level.

“For him to re-sign at Leigh Centurions shows the strides the club has made in the last 12 months.”

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