Leigh Centurions: New deal for rising star

Jack Hansen has signed a new deal with Leigh. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Jack Hansen has signed a new deal with Leigh. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

Centurions have handed half-back or full-back Jack Hansen a new two-year contract.

The son of former Leigh favourite Lee Hansen, Jack largely played reserve team rugby for the Centurions in 2015 after impressing against Oldham and North Wales Crusaders for the first team at the turn of the year.

The 18-year-old played 13 games during the Centurions’ charge to the Reserves Grand Final, scoring six tries and 37 goals.

Hansen’s deal follows the club’s decision to disband their Reserve team for 2016, though it is clear that Leigh believe Jack to be a talent for the future.

Club owner Derek Beaumont said: “We are delighted that Jack has chosen to continue with us after such a promising start at the club.

“He’s a player we think is going to come through at Leigh Centurions.

“We will find Jack somewhere to play rugby – whether that’s in the under-19s competition or with a Championship club.

“We’ll make sure he gets competitive rugby and he remains in our fold.”

Corey Lee has joined Rochdale Hornets, while there is also interest from Championship and Championship One clubs in Eze Harper and Sam Baggaley.