WIGAN Warriors prop Sam Hopkins has re-joined former Club Leigh Centurions on a one-month loan deal.

Hopkins joined Wigan from Centurions on a two-year contract last year and figured for Warriors in a couple of their pre-season games.

Hopkins will be eligible to play for Paul Rowley’s men this weekend in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup as Leigh face Rochdale Hornets at Spotland.

Wigan rugby manager Kris Radlinski said; “The one-month loan provides Sam with an opportunity to get some important game time in a tough Championship competition.

"Sam has worked extremely hard since becoming a full-time professional and is making huge strides with us but he needs to play regularly and this agreement with Leigh works well for all parties concerned. “