Winger Brown joins Centurions

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Leigh Centurions have snapped up Hull KR winger Alex Brown to continue their squad strengthening for 2014.

Brown, who scored nine tries in 16 appearances in 2013, is the latest addition to a strong-looking Centurions squad.

Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “Alex will ensure there is massive competition within our backline and comes to the club with some obvious qualities.

“He is a powerful runner with plenty of pace who sets himself very high but achievable targets.”

Brown started his career with Keighley Cougars and has played at Rochdale Hornets, Huddersfield Giants, Batley Bulldogs and then Hull KR.

l Super League clubs led by Wigan Warriors chairman, Ian Lenegan scuppered last Wednesday’s RFL Council Extraordinary 
General Meeting.

The meeting was originally called to ratify the League structure format for 2015 and the news was of concern to Championship clubs like Leigh who are waiting on the promise of promotion and relegation at the end of that season.

All this leaves Centurions coach Rowley calling for the Championship clubs to make their voices heard.

Paul said: “It’s all very well the RFL saying we have to have business cases and put plans in progress to be part of the new structure – but then something like this happens and we don’t even know if we are on the same playing field.

“We need to let the RFL know what we want out of this and we should all be speaking as one voice.

“We are working hard towards being strong and competitive when the new structure is applied and if that is changing we need to know what to and have a chance to have our say and influence the decisions – and we can only do that if we have one voice that can be heard!”

Clubs must wait until after the Rugby League World Cup for the opportunity to hear whatever changes are being proposed to the structure for the start of the 2015 season.