Leigh sign Smith

Leigh Centurions have confirmed that they have signed utility back Lee Smith on a two-year deal.

The former Leeds and England player had been on trail at Hull FC, but the Airlie Birds could not reportedly fit Smith into their salary cap.

Leigh coach Neil Jukes is delighted to have added a player of such quality to his squad.

“We met with Lee yesterday and obviously his CV speaks for itself,” he said.

“He’s played in Grand Finals and played for his country. What I needed to be sure of was that Lee still had the enthusiasm and desire to continue to achieve things in his career.

“Lee was blown away by the facilities at LSV and the quality of players we have in the squad. He has the hunger and desire to do well for Leigh Centurions and with his ability he will strengthen the squad across a number of positions.

“He will apply pressure from within for competition for places- and that is good pressure because it will increase standards and ensure everyone stays focused on achieving our goals for the season ahead.

“Lee is my first signing since becoming head coach and I’m sure I’ll look back in years to come that he proved to be an excellent acquisition for the Leigh Centurions club.”

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