Centurions release Pala

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LEIGH have announced French international centre Mathias Pala has been released with immediate effect.

The 26-year-old, who made just five appearances for the Kingstone Press Championship club since joining from Catalans Dragons for a nominal fee last June, is now a free agent after reaching a compromise agreement with the Centurions.

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont said: “As a club we believe in being honest with individuals and always act in their best interests. Our coach Neil Jukes has spoken to Mathias and outlined that he feels his opportunities will be limited.

“Mathias has his wife and young son with him and they are expecting their second child so it would be inappropriate to keep him over here in these circumstances. Mathias goes with the best wishes of everyone connected with the club.”