Leeds starlet Jordan Lilley joins Leigh on loan

Drew Darbyshire

Leigh Centurions have signed young half-back Jordan Lilley on a one-month loan deal from Leeds Rhinos.

The 21-year-old will be available for selection in Leigh’s Betfred Championship clash with Halifax on Sunday.

Lilley came through the academy at Leeds and has played 37 first team games for the Rhinos, scoring four tries and kicking 51 goals.

Centurions chairman, Mike Latham, said: “When you are in a circle of negativity results wise it is hard to break and Jordan’s signing gives everyone at the club a big boost. With Ben Reynolds being injured last weekend we had an urgent need for a halfback and we would like to offer our sincere thanks to Gary Hetherington and Brian McDermott at Leeds Rhinos for allowing Jordan to join us.

“If things work out favourably for all parties there is a possibility the loan deal can be extended. Jordan is a talented young player who has already got a lot of first team experience under his belt and I am looking forward to seeing him play in the Leigh Centurions jersey.

“Hopefully a large number of our supporters will be making the trip to Halifax on Sunday to cheer on Jordan and the boys as we look to get our season back on track.”