Goulden pens new Centurions deal

Tommy Goulden of Leigh Centurions
Tommy Goulden of Leigh Centurions
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Leigh forward Tommy Goulden has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2016 season.

The popular 33-year-old Leigh-born back row forward turned professional from Leigh Miners with Rochdale Hornets in 2005 after a sparkling amateur career that saw him earn County and international honours. He later played for Oldham before joining Leigh in 2010. He has since made 146 appearances for the Centurions and scored 52 tries and is five tries short of a career century in the professional ranks.

Leigh Centurions head coach Paul Rowley said: “If ever a player is a great example to others then Tommy is that man. He has adapted to full-time training and really made the most of his opportunity and fully deserves to be rewarded for his efforts with a new contract.

“Through his application to training and playing Tommy has earned the opportunity to be a professional sportsman. He continues to live the dream and play for his home-town club with the courage and pride that he consistently displays.”

Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: “Tommy is still at the top of his game and is an important part of the squad next year.”