Leigh Centurions Sign Matty Wildie From Bradford Bulls

John Duffy is reunited with Matty Wildie.

Leigh Centurions have announced the signing of Matty Wildie ahead of the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

A versatile player who started his career with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Wildie has also played for Dewsbury, Featherstone and Bradford in addition to loan spells at Batley and Doncaster.

Wakefield-born Wildie said: "I'm really looking forward to joining Leigh Centurions and working with John Duffy again.

"John is a coach I've worked with at Featherstone and I'm looking forward to playing to his style of rugby again.

Wildie, 28, has played in the half-backs and at hooker during his career and Leigh head coach Duffy is excited to be working with him having been his coach at Featherstone.

Duffy said: "I worked with Matty at Featherstone and he was a real professional. He does everything you ask of him and more.

"Matty is always asking for advice on where he can get better, watching clips and trying to make himself the best he can be.

"That's the kind of person we want at the club next season. With the personnel we are looking at bringing in and the size of our front row, I think the prospect of him and Liam Hood running off the back of them is mouth-watering."

Wildie has spent the last four seasons in the Championship and is well aware of what a tough competition it's going to be. He said: "The standard of the competition is getting harder and harder and I expect more of the same in 2020 especially with London Broncos being relegated and so many other teams recruiting well."

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