LEIGH Centurions have secured a Super League double by recruiting Josh Woods and Craig Mullen from neighbours Wigan Warriors.

Leigh lad Woods returns to the club after a successful 2019 loan spell while former England Academy starlet Mullen moves in after loan stints at London Skolars and Swinton Lions last term.

Woods’ return will delight Centurions fans after a successful first stint making 25 appearances, scoring three tries, 10 goals and a drop goal.

“Josh has played a lot of games in the Championship over the last couple of years,” said head coach John Duffy.

“We think of him as an ‘old head’ but we forget he’s only 22. I thought he was outstanding for us in big parts of last season.

“Many of the tries we scored last season were as a result of his detail and discipline in attack.

“I’m really looking forward to him kicking on and improving even more next season.”

Woods came through the junior set-up at Leigh East before moving to Wigan where he made his first team debut in 2017.

On re-joining the club he said: “It’s a pleasure to play for this club and it means a lot to pull on a Leigh shirt.

“I’m looking forward to playing in front of the North Stand again and playing the best rugby I can for another year.”

Versatile back Mullen, 21, has also agreed a season long loan at the LSV. He made his senior debut for the Warriors in 2018 against Wakefield Trinity.

Mullen said: “I’m looking forward to pulling on the Leigh colours and getting out there in front of those loud fans with the lads.

“We’ve got a really good bunch here and it’s going to be an exciting year.”

“Craig is a player I coached at Wigan as a youngster and he can play anywhere,” added Duffy.

“He’s been on the wing, at full-back, centre – I’ve seen him play at hooker.

“We went to an army camp in my first-year coaching at Wigan and he really set standards and impressed me.

“I hope he will enjoy playing at Leigh Centurions and progress his career.”

A product of the Blackbrook Royals community club, Wigan-born Mullen toured Australia with England Academy in 2016 and played in Wigan’s 2017 Academy Grand Final win over Castleford at the DW Stadium.

He was named the fans’ under-19 Player of the Year in 2017 before signing professional forms in 2018.