Owens joins Leigh

Former St Helens and Widnes Vikings winger Jack Owens has signed for Leigh Centurions on a one year-deal deal.

The 23-year-old has a good amount of Super League experience in his locker, making 66 appearances for the Vikings, scoring 30 tries and 123 goals.

He then moved to Saints ahead of the 2015 campaign and scored eight tries and 14 goals in 33 games for Saints.

Owens made his first team debut at the age of 16 for hometown club Widnes against Siddal in the Challenge Cup back in 2011 and made his Super League debut a year later.

The former England Academy international became out of favour at Saints though and was loaned out to Sheffield Eagles in 2017 and he went on to play 17 games for the Championship side, scoring five tries and kicking 25 goals.

And Centurions boss Neil Jukes thinks there is still plenty of development in Owens yet.

He said: “I remember Jack bursting on the scene and since then he has already knocked up nearly 100 Super League appearances.

“While Jack has played well in many positions for his respective clubs, he is coming here to stake his claim for his own spot. His stats at such a young age speak for themselves and to score the tries he has and kick the goals is no fluke.

“We are committed to helping Jack achieve his goals and his combination of youth and experience is going to be a real asset for Leigh Centurions in 2018.”

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