Leigh confirm signing of Joe Cator from Hull KR

James Gordon

Leigh have confirmed the signing of forward Joe Cator from Hull KR.

Cator, 20, drops down from Super League, though played on loan with Coventry and Newcastle in League 1 last season.

He said: “Leigh’s a massive club with fantastic facilities and a great fan base.

“I played five games for Rovers in 2018 and it’s not enough at this stage of my career. I realised I needed more game time and I got my manager to get my clips out there. When John got in touch I didn’t need to think twice.

“John’s helping me get a job and I’m looking forward to moving over and getting started. It will make me grow as a person and will be a bit of a reality check for me. It’s just the challenge I need and a great opportunity I don’t intend to waste.”

Cator can play at loose forward or hooker and is the latest addition to John Duffy’s squad as the Centurions continue their re-build.

Duffy said: “Joe wants to play games and he’s going to come over from Hull, live in Leigh, get a job and get stuck in. That’s the sort of commitment we want. He’s hungry and determined.

“Hull KR have released him from his contract and Joe’s going to be a great addition to our squad. He is very versatile and can play back row, hooker or middle. He’s an outstanding prospect.

“Joe’s a quality person and a quality player and he’ll fit in very quickly. He’s got a burning desire to help this club get back to Super League.”