LEIGH have made their first new recruit for 2015 - Australian halfback Ben Jefferies.
The 33-year-old, best known for his time with Wakefield and Bradford, has agreed a two-year full-time contract with Leigh, starting in December.
Jefferies, a former Australian Schoolboy international is a vastly experienced player and became the only Australian to complete 10 consecutive years in Super League during spells with Wakefield and Bradford.
After breaking into the NRL with St George-Illawarra and Wests Tigers, Jefferies enjoyed five seasons at Wakefield before linking up with the Bulls in 2008. He re-joined the Wildcats in 2010 before moving back to Bradford midway through the 2011 season, returning to play in Australia at the end of the 2012 season.
He has scored 70 tries and kicked 20 goals and six drop-goals for in 161 Super League games for Wakefield and scored 20 tries in 79 Super League appearances for Bradford. He then announced his intentions to return to Australia to live and work in Newcastle, NSW and play for Kurri Kurri Bulldogs in the Newcastle Competition.