Eldest Mata’utia joins the Leigh Centurions

Peter Mata’utia

After stints with both the Newcastle Knights and the St George Illawarra Dragons, a new chapter beckons for experienced utility back Peter Mata’utia after he signed a three-year deal with the Leigh Centurions.

After failing to come to an agreement with the Knights over a contract, Mata’utia announced that he would instead be departing the club and looking for a new one.

In the end, the Leigh offer came knocking and the club could not be happier.

“This is a significant signing for the Club and demonstrates one of the benefits of having Keiron at the Club,” said club owner, Derek Beaumont. I know that some people were disappointed when we did business with Warrington on Bryson Goodwin and I hope this news shows our clear intentions.

“I know that some people were disappointed when we did business with Warrington on Bryson Goodwin and I hope this news shows our clear intentions.”

The club, fully aware of Mata’utia’s versatility and ability, look forward to seeing him don their jersey and performing well.

“Peter is a proven quality NRL player who has been ever-present this season and has plenty of energy in his game,” continued Beaumont.

“He has age on his side and will add a lot to the squad and be a pleasure to watch in a Leigh Centurions shirt.

“Although Peter joins us in the Championship, he is aware of our Club’s ambitions and his signing is indicative of his belief in that vision. I look forward to welcoming him to our Famileigh.”

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