Ryan Brierley returns to Leigh

Ryan Brierley has re-joined Leigh on a one-month loan deal from Toronto. 

The 27-year-old scored 133 tries in 125 for the Centurions between 2012-16 and is currently fifth in the club’s all-time scoring list behind Mick Martyn, John Woods, Bill Kindon and Des Drummond.

A Scotland international, Brierley left Leigh for Huddersfield Giants in 2016, before joining Toronto Wolfpack for an undisclosed fee in 2017.

On returning to Leigh, Brierley said: “It’s been a very frustrating and confusing time for myself, these last six months, but I’m now fully focussed on playing to best of my ability for John Duffy and Leigh Centurions.

“John was a major factor in me coming back to Leigh. I worked with him at international level with Scotland, and this is an exciting opportunity for myself, not only to get game time but reach my full potential. I’d just like to say a big thank you to Derek and to John for this opportunity.”

Centurions coach John Duffy said: “It’s an exciting opportunity for Ryan to come back to Leigh, as it’s the club where everything happened for him. I’m sure the fans will be excited to see him.

“I know he’s looking forward to getting into training and getting to know how we play. Having coached Ryan at Scotland, I know it won’t take him long to fit in with what we are doing. He’s going to add some pace and some value to our attack.”