Weston brings retirement forward

Leigh have confirmed that Dayne Weston has brought forward his retirement and he will now play his final game for the club at Catalan on Saturday 1st July.

Weston will undergo urgent ankle surgery after the game and stay in the UK until the end of the current campaign as he joins the coaching staff in a support role.

Leigh boss Neil Jukes said: “Dayne will be going in for an extensive and brutal operation on his ankle immediately after the Catalan game.

“We have tried to manage this injury for a few months now, but given the hard grounds and the extensive rehab being undertaken the operation is imminent.

“It’s been a tough few days for Dayne as the dawning realisation comes that his playing career is almost over. But he has dealt with it as a true professional.

“His playing career doesn’t finish until the last tackles have been made. Dayne is now looking forward to producing the best two games of his career and we then look forward to him joining our support staff to see how the other side works.

“Dayne’s foot will be in a pot for a few months, but he will continue to assist our backroom team to ensure he remains involved in our club achieving its 2017 goals.”

Leigh have also announced they have agreed to terminate their dual-registration agreement with Sheffield Eagles.

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