Leigh Centurions release duo

Leigh have announced that Matthew Sarsfield and Jamie Tracey have both left the club.

The pair both reached a mutual agreement with the club to warrant their releases and are now free to look for other clubs.

Sarsfield, 24, enjoyed a fine debut season at Leigh in 2014, scoring in Leigh’s victorious Grand Final triumph over Featherstone. However injuries restricted his appearances this year, making just four appearances.

“Matthew has made a significant contribution to the club’s recent successes and leaves with the best wishes of everyone,” said head coach Paul Rowley.

“I’d like to thank him for all the loyalty and support he has given to me and my staff and for the way he has represented the club. I wish him well in the future and look forward to seeing him in action for his new club.”

Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: “Matthew still has a bright future and I also wish him well and know that he respects and understands the honesty behind what has been a very difficult decision to communicate.”

Meanwhile, Tracey has also left Leigh after struggling to establish himself in the first-team. He played a prominent role in the club’s reserve grade, before joining Barrow last year on loan.

Beaumont said: “Jamie is a great lad and it is unfortunate it has not worked out for him. As with all players it is important to be honest and this enables Jamie to assess his career both as an individual and a rugby player.”