Centurions land Owen on loan

Leigh Centurions have secured their second loan signing of the day, bringing in Wakefield winger Richard Owen on loan.

The one-month loan will give Owen a chance to continue his recovery from a serious leg injury while covering Leigh’s depleted squad.

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: “Richard has a great pedigree and comes highly recommended. I’ve spoken to a number of players who played alongside him and they were all fulsome in their praise.

“Richard has shown great character to fight back from adversity in his career and still has many good years ahead of him in the game. Having the right attitude to succeed is crucial to any player and the indications are that Richard will relish his opportunity with Leigh Centurions and will prove to be a major asset to us at a crucial time in our season.

Leigh Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to thank Michael Carter, Brian Smith and Ron Hill for assisting with this. It is a move that benefits all parties as Richie looks to get back into the first team and we get a quality athlete at a time when we are down on numbers.

“When Richie returns he will be better for it and we will have bodies back at the same time. I am sure Neil and the boys will welcome the extra numbers in training this week”