Leigh Centurions Sign Mason From Sheffield

Leigh Centurions have confirmed that Nathan Mason is returning to the club for a second spell.

Originally signed on loan for a season from Huddersfield Giants, the 26-year-old forward was a real favourite at Leigh during the 2018 season, scoring six tries in 22 appearances and earning #HN1443.

Mason said: "It's good to be back and see some old faces. I'm looking forward to getting back at it because I really enjoyed my time here when I was on loan from Huddersfield.

"I spent last season with London but played a lot at Sheffield on dual registration and I met a lot of good people at both those clubs. I made some good memories. I was lucky to get the chance of playing in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final with Sheffield which was a great experience.

"But because of issues with family I wanted to move back up north and the chance arose to come here.

"The Betfred Championship is going to be a good comp and Leigh will be looking to be up there. There are some great teams in the league and we will have to be on the money week-in, week-out. We can't afford to have any off days because it's that competitive.

Leigh head coach John Duffy said: "Nathan is a player that has been at the club before and everyone speaks highly of him. I watched him quite a bit last season and I thought he played really well in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final.

"He's a huge human being so to get him and the likes of Tom Spencer in the front row with Danny Addy involved will make us one of the biggest packs in the league.

"He's got to have a good off-season and make sure he does the right things but I'm really looking forward to working with him."

Mason started his rugby league pathway with the Waterhead community club in Oldham before turning pro with Huddersfield Giants. He spent time at his hometown club Oldham on dual reg as well as Batley.

Last season he played 16 times for London Broncos in Super League as well as eight games at their dual registration partners Sheffield.

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