Leigh sign Ireland international ahead of Championship return

Ed Chamberlain in action for Salford
Ed Chamberlain in action for Salford

Leigh have signed Ireland international Ed Chamberlain ahead of the 2022 Championship season.

The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Widnes, making 22 appearances for the Vikings before linking up with Salford in 2018.

Chamberlain played 15 games for Salford before being loaned out to London Broncos in 2020 and 2021.

He said: “Delighted to be joining Leigh Centurions at this time and hopefully helping them towards their goal of regaining their Super League status.

“I have played here and know the atmosphere is great and can’t wait to get involved with my new team-mates.

Leigh head of rugby Chris Chester said: “He is a great utility back who is a strong player and also a competent goal-kicker.

“He makes good yardage and is a good defender who will I am sure fit in perfectly with our plans.”

Chamberlain has made 92 career appearances for Widnes, Whitehaven (loan), Workington (loan), Bradford (loan), Salford and London Broncos (loan). He has won three caps for Ireland and played at the 2017 World Cup.

Chris Green excited for Chris Chester reunion at Leigh

Chris Green in action for Wakefield
Chris Green in action for Wakefield

Leigh have signed prop Chris Green from Wakefield for the 2022 Championship season.

The 31-year-old front-rower links up with Leigh head of rugby Chris Chester again. Chester signed Green for Wakefield during his time as head coach at Belle Vue.

Chester said: “Chris is a great professional. I signed him on loan at Wakefield in 2019 due to an injury crisis at the club and he helped us pull clear of the relegation zone.

“Once I knew he was available I made my move for him. He, like Joe Wardle, will be a great leader and inspiration to the squad and I am sure the fans will be impressed.”

Green said: “It feels great to be joining Leigh Centurions and to be able to work with Chris Chester again. The facilities at the club are amazing and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in.

“The crowd in the North Stand are really noisy and get behind the team as I learned at the end of the season playing here with Wakefield.”

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