Leigh Centurions have re-signed former player Sam Hopkins, who returns to the club following a spell in Super League with Wigan Warriors.
Hopkins signed for Wigan at the end of the 2013 season, but eventually went back to Leigh on loan after being unable to force his way into the first team picture at the club.
However, he has now signed a permanent deal having signed a two-year contract – he is currently on a season-long loan with the club.
Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: “Sam’s time at Wigan didn’t work out but he has continued to progress at Leigh and I am delighted to have him back within our family as an outright Leigh player where hopefully he will realise
his goal of playing Super League but with his home-town club.”
Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “It’s great to have Sam as part of our squad for next year as we continue to work hard to progress our playing squad.
“I have a particular focus on athletic middles at the minute as I envisage a reduction in allowed interchanges within the sport and therefore Sam and players of his physical ability become very valuable assets moving forward.”