Leigh Centurions: Higson pens new deal

An outstanding finish from Leigh winger Adam Higson against Bradford. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
An outstanding finish from Leigh winger Adam Higson against Bradford. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
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Leigh winger Adam Higson has signed an extended contract which will keep him at the club until 2018.

Higson, 28, was originally under contract until the end of November 2016 but has now agreed a revised deal after discussions with Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont earlier this week.

After graduating through the junior ranks at Leigh Miners Rangers, Higson made his senior debut in 2008 earning Heritage Number 1310 but his early professional career was interrupted by injuries. After playing one season with Swinton Lions in 2012 he made a successful return to LSV, justifying Head Coach Paul Rowley’s faith in his abilities.

After an outstanding 2014 campaign when he scored 17 tries in 26 games, including some spectacularly acrobatic touchdowns close to the corner flag, Higson enhanced his growing reputation last season and has now scored 47 tries in 110 first team appearances.

Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “When he came back to Leigh we identified a new role for him as a winger. Adam has now embraced the change and has shown consistent performances at a high level.

“He is a popular member of the squad and I am pleased he has earned himself some security and can continue to progress in the manner he has done in recent seasons.”