Wigan duo join Leigh on season-long loans

James Gordon

Wigan pair Craig Mullen and Josh Woods have joined Championship side Leigh on season-long loan deals.

Woods, 22, spent the whole of last season on loan with the Centurions, making 25 appearances, while Mullen made his Super League debut for the Warriors back in 2018.

Coach John Duffy said: “Josh has played a lot of games in the Betfred Championship over the last couple of years and I think we think of him as an ‘old head’ but we forget he’s only 22.

“I thought he was outstanding for us in big parts of last season. Many of the tries we scored last season were as a result of his detail and discipline in attack. I’m really looking forward to him kicking on and improving even more next season.

“Craig is a player I coached at Wigan as a youngster and he can play anywhere. He’s been on the wing, at full-back, centre – I’ve seen him play at hooker.

“We went to an army camp in my first year coaching at Wigan and he really set standards and impressed me. I hope he will enjoy playing at Leigh Centurions and progress his career.”

Mullen toured Australia with England Academy in 2016 and played in Wigan’s victorious 2017 Academy Grand Final team. He has had loan spells with both Swinton and London Skolars.

Woods was in the junior set-up at Leigh East, and has already made 13 first team appearances for Wigan, as well as 19 on dual-registration at Swinton.