Always looking to improve their side in a bid to stay in the Super League, the Leigh Centurions have signed former NRL utility Daniel Mortimer until the end of the 2019 season.
Mortimer, who has played for the Parramatta Eels, the Sydney Roosters, the Gold Coast Titans and the Cronulla Sharks, is a utility that can cover five-eighth, halfback and hooker, with that versatility a key asset in the eyes of the club.
“Daniel is another proven quality NRL player with lots of experience at the highest level, including Grand Finals,” said Leigh owner Derek Beaumont.
“He is a running pivot with a great kicking game and can also run at nine so is a very versatile player.
“Again, it is all money but it is not only about ensuring we maintain our Super League status, it is also about improving the squad for next year as I want this club to become more and more competitive so that over time we can win something.”
With the new challenge ahead, Mortimer looks forward to what his stint with Leigh.
“I’m really looking forward to this next chapter in my career,” said Mortimer.
“I have been following Leigh closely now for the past six weeks and I hope I can play a significant role for the club between now and season’s end.”
The option of playing overseas has always appealed to Mortimer and whilst he knows it will be a different kettle of fish, he looks forward to what lies ahead.
“Playing overseas has always been an attraction and I am lucky that a great club like Leigh took the initiative to recruit me,” said Mortimer.
“It will be challenging but I’m always up for a challenge and hopefully we will do well in the weeks ahead.”