Leigh sign Drinkwater

Former London halfback Josh Drinkwater has signed for Leigh for the remainder of the 2016 season.

The 23-year old Australian halfback Josh Drinkwater joins from the Wests Tigers, who he has played for since he left the Broncos at the end of 2014.

“I am very much looking forward to joining Leigh Centurions,” Drinkwater said.

“It is an ambitious Club and hopefully I can play a part in the Club’s endeavour to Super League promotion.”

Leigh Centurions head coach Neil Jukes said: “We are always on the look-out for good, young, hungry and talented players and we constantly scour the market not just in England and the NRL but its feeder clubs, as there is a lot of talent there.

Paul Anderson has been watching Josh’s performance levels which have been outstanding and he played an integral role in New South Wales‘ recent win.

“In the last couple of weeks the whole staff including Derek have monitored Josh closely and he ticks all the boxes.

“He will add to our current halfback combinations which is already a talented section within our group. I look forward to embracing him into our Club as we set about our only goal this year, a place in Super League.”

“Any player who gets in a 30 man NRL squad is a talented player and Josh probably feels he has unfinished business over here after his year with London ended in relegation.

“Just as we have researched him thoroughly I believe that likewise Josh  and his agent have done their research on Leigh Centurions and the positive feedback he has received about the way we do things here has helped him in making this decision.

“It is our job to ensure that those on and off field standards are not only maintained but constantly improved as we seek to achieve our goals.”

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