Leigh Centurions have added to their ranks ahead of their return to the Betfred Super League by landing Lewis Tierney from Catalans Dragons (Leigh 100/1 – Betfred Super League Grand Final Winner).
Tierney was under contract with the Perpignan outfit until the end of the 2021 season but the Dragons have agreed to release him early.
The 26-year-old Scotland international, who can play at wing or full-back, joined Catalans in 2017 and helped them avoid dropping out of the Betfred Super League that year before playing a key role in the club’s 2018 Challenge Cup success, scoring the first try in the 20-14 win over Warrington Wolves in the final.
Tierney managed 22 tries in 66 appearances for the Dragons and coach Steve McNamara paid tribute to the former Wigan man after his departure was confirmed.
“Lewis is a great lad who has played a major part in the development of the Dragons,” he told the Betfred Super League website. “He was instrumental in our survival in Super League in 2017 and the Challenge Cup win in 2018. He leaves with our best wishes.”
Leigh secured a return to the Betfred Super League as they took the place vacated by Toronto Wolfpack, beating bids from five rivals to book a place in the top tier.
The Centurions spent the 2017 campaign in the Betfred Super League but were relegated at the end of that season as they lost out to the Dragons in the Million Pound Game, with Tierney scoring two tries for Catalans in that contest.