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.”