Leigh sign Peter Mata'utia from Newcastle Knights
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 10/10/17 10:41pm
Leigh have continued their rebuilding following relegation from Super League with the signing of centre Peter Mata'utia from Newcastle Knights on a three-year contract.
The 26-year-old Samoan international, who is the oldest of four brothers to play in the NRL for the Knights, had been linked with a move to St Helens after bringing his Newcastle career to a close at the end of the 2017 season.
Mata'utia, who was in the Samoa team that lost 30-10 to England in Sydney in May, was recruited by the Centurions head of rugby Keiron Cunningham, the former St Helens coach.
Leigh owner Derek Beaumont said: "This is a significant signing for the club and demonstrates one of the benefits of having Keiron at the club.
"Peter is a proven quality NRL player who has age on his side and will add a lot to the squad.
"Although he joins us in the Championship, he is aware of our club's ambitions and his signing is indicative of his belief in that vision."