Leigh announce extension for Jake Emmitt

Leigh Centurions have announced that prop forward Jake Emmitt has signed a new deal with the club.

Emmitt has signed a one-year extension with the Centurions, which takes his contract until the end of the 2018 season.

“I am very pleased that Jake has signed a new deal to stay at the Club. I know he is popular amongst the fans and equally within the team,” said Centurions coach Paul Rowley.

“He’s been a very valuable and consistently high performer for us and has been very loyal and trusting to myself. He is a pleasure to coach, a quality player and, more importantly, a quality person.”

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: “Jake is one of those players that go unnoticed by a lot of people but never his opposition. I recall when Ashton Sims was ‘miked’ up for the Challenge Cup game and went over to Jake asking him where he got that engine.

“Jake is ever present in the Club end of year awards ceremonies which is testament to his popularity. He is a really nice guy and always extremely polite and professional and I am proud to have him in our team as he is an extremely valuable part of Rolls’ squad.”