LEIGH Centurions hooker Liam Hood has agreed a new two-year contract until the end of November 2019.

The 25-year-old Scotland international hooker joined Leigh in March 2016 and has played 39 games, scoring nine tries since his debut at Halifax.

Centurions head coach Neil Jukes said: "I am delighted Liam is staying with us for at least another two years.

"He built on his outstanding displays for Scotland in the Four Nations last year by having a solid season for us and I am confident that Liam will continue to develop and improve his game at the rapid rate he has shown over the past few years."

Bradford born, Hood came up through the ranks with Leeds Rhinos, making his Super League debut in 2012. After leaving the Rhinos at the end of that year he enjoyed a successful two-year stint at Hunslet, starring in the Hawks' dramatic Championship One grand final success over Oldham.

Hood's form with Hunslet earned him a Super League contract with Salford in 2015 and he joined Leigh after beginning the 2016 season with Swinton.

Including a dual registration spell with Dewsbury during his Leeds days, Hood has scored 34 tries in 125 career games, including seven appearances for Scotland.

He had to withdraw from Scotland's 2017 World Cup squad for knee surgery to ensure he would be fully fit for the start of next season.