FORMER Saints wingman Jack Owens has joined Leigh Centurions on a one-year contract.

He will be re-united with former Saints boss Keiron Cunningham, who took him to Langtree Park.

The former England Academy international has Super League experience with Widnes as well as Saints.

He can ply full back or wing and can kick goals.

Centurions head coach Neil Jukes said: "I remember Jack bursting on the scene and since then he has already knocked up nearly one hundred Super League appearances.

"He is an adaptable and quality back who has a burning desire to achieve many more things in his career.

"While Jack has played well in many positions for his respective clubs he is coming here to stake his claim for his own spot. His stats at such a young age speak for themselves and to score the tries he has and kick the goals is no fluke.

"We are committed to helping Jack achieve his goals and his combination of youth and experience is going to be a real asset for Leigh Centurions in 2018."

Owens made his first team debut for his hometown club Widnes at the age of 16 against Siddal in the Challenge Cup in 2011 and went on to make his Super League debut against Bradford Bulls a year later.

He went on to score 30 tries and kick 123 goals for the Vikings in 66 games before joining St Helens after the end of the 2015 season. He scored eight tries and kicked 14 goals in 33 games for Saints before joining Sheffield on loan during the second half of the 2017 season, going on to score five tries and kick 25 goals in 17 games for the Eagles.

Including one loan game at Whitehaven in 2015 Owens has scored 43 tries and kicked 162 goals in 117 senior games.