Leigh confirm signing of Kieran Dixon following trial period

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Kieran Dixon in action for York in 2021

Leigh have signed goal-kicking speedster Kieran Dixon following a successful trial with the Championship club.

The 29-year-old has scored 141 tries 203 career appearances for London Broncos, Hull KR and York. He has also kicked 284 goals to date.

Hackney-born Dixon is a former England Knights international and played for Hull KR in their Challenge Cup final defeat to Leeds in 2015.

Dixon said: “I am delighted to get sorted out and be playing in a full time environment again; and to sign for Leigh Centurions.

“I have been here a few weeks and wanted to prove myself. I enjoy scoring tries and also enjoy the responsibility of goal-kicking.

“There is a great team spirit here and I am really looking forward to pulling on a Leigh Centurions jersey and helping the club succeed. I’m looking forward to getting out there on the pitch in Alex Walmsley’s Testimonial game. Training and conditioning is fun but being involved in a games is where I want to be.”

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Leigh head of rugby Chris Chester said: “I first spoke to his agent about him coming to Leigh about six weeks ago. Since then, he has backed himself by training with our squad and building up his fitness and strength.

“Adrian Lam has been pleased with the progress he has made, and we are both impressed by the way he backed himself in pre-season to get a contract. I’m really happy with the signing.

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“Kieran’s has a burning desire to get back into Super League and sometimes you have to take one step back to go forward again.

“He wants a full-time environment, which we can offer. During his time with us he’s seen the facilities we have and the squad we are assembling, and he’s taken a punt on himself which has paid off.

“It’s a positive move for Kieran and for ourselves. His arrival thickens up our squad and shows that we are continuing to strengthen with quality signings.”

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