St Helens continue dual-registration partnership with Leigh

St Helens have confirmed their dual-registration partnership with Leigh for the 2020 season.

The dual-registration partnership means that Saints players can gain experience playing in the Championship, as well as giving players from Leigh the opportunity to get games under their belt in Saints’ reserves.

The partnership has seen Brad Holryod, Andrew Thornley, Sam Brooks and Ryan Ince play for Saints reserves.

St Helens chief executive Mike Rush said: “I think the dual-registration between the two clubs worked really well last year, so we were happy to continue the partnership for this season.

“It’s a great opportunity for some of our younger lads to get some first-team action in the Championship with a good, competitive side, which can only build their experience and hunger to play first-team rugby.

“At the same time, it’s a great chance for some of the boys from Centurions to get some playing time in our reserves, and you can see from the reserve results this season the benefit for both clubs, so we’re happy that we can give them that opportunity again this season.”

Leigh coach John Duffy added: “It is good that we’ve been able to continue the partnership with St Helens this season.

“It has been great for some of our lads to get over there and in the games they’ve played in already, they’ve been up against a lot of Super League quality players.

“Hopefully we don’t get any serious injuries this year, but if we do we know we’d be able to count on Saints and bring someone in. I am glad that we are continuing the partnership.”

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