Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of New Zealand international Bryson Goodwin, who will join the club in 2018 on a two-year contract.

One of the most experienced outside backs in the NRL and currently playing for South Sydney, Goodwin, 31, will join up with his new Centurions team-mates in time for pre-season training.

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: “I have followed Bryson’s career over past years and he has been one of the most consistent performers for his team. He has shown that again this year and as he can play fullback, centre or wing he also has great versatility.

“Those are areas where we need to add quality and Bryson reinforced his reputation when he had a very strong game against Brisbane Broncos and their form centre James Roberts in particular.

“Bryson brings a wealth of experience, hardness and consistency and I look forward to welcoming him and his family to Leigh Centurions.

“When I spoke to Bryson over the ‘phone I could immediately tell that he has the appetite to achieve things over here and he is a good fit for us, just as we are for him.”

Bryson Goodwin said: “I am really looking forward to joining Leigh Centurions and competing in the Super League Competition next season. The club is on the way up and I look forward to being part of their journey.

“I have a close friend already playing with the club, Mitch Brown, and he only has positive things to say about the Club.”

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