Leigh Centurions have added three new faces to their squad for the 2015 season, with signings from both the UK and abroad to bolster their squad for next season.
Richard Beaumont joins from St Helens on a 12-month full-time contract with the club, having struggled to make an impact during his time with the Super League Champions. That deal has an option for a second year, with Centurions boss Paul Rowley admitting he is a player Leigh have watched carefully in recent years.
“Richard is a player we have had a close eye upon over the last few seasons. He is a quality player with obvious physical attributes. Richard has been unlucky to have been plagued by injury but we are giving him an opportunity to make his mark at an intensely ambitious club and in a fantastic environment.”
Elsewhere, Castleford half-back Ben Reynolds – who has impressed during his time at York City Knights in 2014 – has joined the club for the 2015 campaign, but the Tigers have the option to re-sign him should they wish in 2016.
The third and final signing is Curtis Johnston, who has experience of playing in Australia with the likes of North Sydney Bears, amongst others. He also joins on a full-time deal.
However, perhaps the biggest news of all is that star half-back Ryan Brierley has turned down a duo of Super League clubs in the past week, and is currently discussing terms with the Centurions on signing a new contract with the club.