Beswick is now a Centurion

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FORMER Wigan forward Bob Beswick is among the new faces at Leigh.

He and fellow Ireland internationals Gregg McNally and Tommy Gallagher have linked up with a growing squad at Leigh Sports Village.

Beswick is arguably the Centurions’ highest profile capture to date, the former Wigan and Widnes hooker, 26, originally made his first team bow for Wigan in 2004 before joining the Vikings in 2006.

He recently completed a four season stint at Halifax where he became one of the Championships wiliest campaigners with regular appearances at hooker or loose forward and had been linked with a move into Super League before Leigh pounced.

Ex-Leeds, Widnes, Hull KR, London Broncos, Toulouse, Batley and Swinton player Gallagher, 28, is a community coach at Wigan Warriors.

Leigh, still to appoint Ian Millward’s successor, have also re-signed several prominent members of last season’s squad.

Skull-capped second rows Tommy Goulden and James Taylor have inked new contracts as have wingers Dean McGilvray and Steve Maden, while stand-off Martyn Ridyard has also agreed new terms.

Leigh are currently working to attract high quality loan and dual registered players.