Leigh confirm Luke Douglas loan deal

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Leigh have confirmed the signing of St Helens forward Luke Douglas on a one-month loan deal.

Douglas, 32, has made more than 300 appearances in the NRL and Super League and played for Scotland at the 2013 and 2017 World Cups.

The move was first reported in this week’s Off the Record column.

Centurions coach John Duffy said: “I have known Luke for a number of years while he has been involved in the Scotland set-up and he is the most professional player I have ever come into contact with during my time in Rugby League.

“He’s really good with the young players and is just a great bloke who season by season is so consistent.

“He’s a smart fit into our side at a crucial stage of the season and will add so many qualities as well as a steadying influence. He’s got lots of great experience and is a cool head in any situation.

“It’s a great opportunity for our younger players in particular to soak up his knowledge and learn from him and in return I’m sure in return Luke will really enjoy his time playing for Leigh Centurions.

“We’re really grateful to Saints for allowing Luke to join us and this further augments the relationship between the two clubs after we agreed a dual registration partnership for the 2019 season.”