RYAN Brierley will rejoin Leigh for the start of the 2021 Betfred Championship.

The 28-year-old Scotland international, who is fourth in the Centurions’ list of all-time leading try-scorers, will be the third Hull Kingston Rovers player to make the end-of-season move to Leigh, who have also signed Matty Gee and Jamie Ellis.

Brierley became the first player in Leigh history to top the club’s try charts in four successive seasons, from 2012-15, and in 2019, while on loan from Toronto Wolfpack, he overtook winger Des Drummond’s total of 141 tries to climb into the top five.

Brierley, who also played in Super League for Huddersfield, said: “It’s a pleasure to be back.

“Leigh is the club that shaped me and it’s one of my biggest regrets that I wasn’t part of the team which achieved promotion to Super League.

“That’s a wrong I want to put right by helping them to win promotion.

“There is a strong squad building at Leigh and I’m also close friends with Blake Wallace who is coming from Toronto so that was a massive pull for me.

“Matty and Jamie are both really good lads and great players and I know they’re excited to be at Leigh for next year.”

Leigh coach John Duffy said: “Ryan knows the club inside out and his strike rate for Leigh Centurions is exceptional.

“He can play in a variety of positions and though in the past he’s been known for his support play, I’ll be looking to give him additional responsibility on the field.”