Leigh have renewed their dual-registraton partnership with St Helens for 2020, which will see Saints’ fringe players turn out in the Championship and Centurions squad members bolster Saints’ Reserves.

Several Leigh players have already featured at Reserve grade this season for the defending Super League champions.

Leigh coach John Duffy said: “It is good that we’ve been able to continue the partnership with St Helens this season.

“It has been great for some of our lads to get over there and in the games they’ve played in already, they’ve been up against a lot of Super League quality players.

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“Hopefully we don’t get any serious injuries this year but if we do we know we’d be able to count on Saints and bring someone in. I am glad that we are continuing the partnership.”

St Helens chief executive Mike Rush said: “I think the dual-registration between the two clubs worked really well last year, so we were happy to continue the partnership for this season.

“It’s a great opportunity for some of our younger lads to get some first team action in the Championship with a good, competitive side, which can only build their experience and hunger to play first team rugby.

“At the same time, it’s a great chance for some of the boys from Centurions to get some playing time in our Reserves, and you can see from the Reserve results this season the benefit for both clubs, so we’re happy that we can give them that opportunity again this season.”