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Lilley joins Leigh Centurions on months loan

6th March 2018 | 6:34 pm

By Phil Daly

Leeds Rhinos have agreed to allow Jordan Lilley to join Betfred Championship side Leigh Centurions on a months loan.

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Leeds Rhinos have agreed to allow Jordan Lilley to join Betfred Championship side Leigh Centurions on a months loan.

Lilley, 21, will come into contention for a place in the Centurions’ squad for their Betfred Championship game at Halifax next Sunday.

The Leeds born halfback came up through the Rhinos’ academy ranks and made his senior debut at Wakefield in June 2015. He has made 37 first team appearances for the Rhinos, scoring four tries and kicking 51 goals.

In recent seasons he has furthered his experience with dual registration spells at both Hunslet and Featherstone Rovers while he played 12 games on loan to Bradford Bulls last season.

Leigh Centurions chairman Mike Latham said: “When you are in a circle of negativity results wise it is hard to break and Jordan’s signing gives everyone at the club a big boost. With Ben Reynolds being injured last weekend we had an urgent need for a halfback and we would like to offer our sincere thanks to Gary Hetherington and Brian McDermott at Leeds Rhinos for allowing Jordan to join us.

“If things work out favourably for all parties there is a possibility the loan deal can be extended. Jordan is a talented young player who has already got a lot of first team experience under his belt and I am looking forward to seeing him play in the Leigh Centurions jersey.

“Hopefully a large number of our supporters will be making the trip to Halifax on Sunday to cheer on Jordan and the boys as we look to get our season back on track.”

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