24th May 2019, 09:18 | Leigh

Leigh re-sign Gareth Hock

Leigh re-sign Gareth Hock

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the re-signing of Gareth Hock.              

The former England and Great Britain international scored 12 tries in 53 games for Leigh between 2015 and 2017. He has since spent time with Featherstone Rovers and Barrow Raiders.

Leigh Centurions Head Coach, John Duffy, said: “Gaz has signed for the rest of the season and I think he knows this is an opportunity for him to finish his playing career on his terms. 

 “We know how good he is and he was great for me at Fev last year when he really bought into everything we tried to do. 

“He’ll enjoy our environment and he knows he’ll have to perform every week. And if he wants to go around for another year, he’s got a few months to nail a deal. 

“Gaz is currently back in training after shoulder surgery and realistically he’s four weeks away from being in contention for selection. 

“He loves Leigh and he certainly has got the motivation to perform.”

Hock said: ““I’m really pleased to be back at Leigh Centurions and can’t wait to run out in front of the North Stand again. 

“I’ve left Barrow Raiders by mutual agreement. Things didn’t work out, but I’ve had time to think and to go back to the club I loved being at recently and which has always been good to me is a great feeling.

“I’m back with my old coach Duffs and I enjoyed our time at Fev. He’s a great coach and suits my game. To be back with some of my old team-mates is fantastic. 

“I’ve been training really hard and I can’t wait to get started with the boys and bring that aggressive part back. I’m really excited.”