JARROD Sammut will make his first appearance before the Leigh faithful next week.

Sammut has added Centurions to a list of UK clubs including: Crusaders, Bradford, London Broncos and latterly Wigan.

The versatile 32-year-old back will be looking to face his previous paymasters when Wigan visit Leigh Sports Village for a pre-season friendly on January 23.

Before then the Maltese international will join some of his new teammates at a club question and answer event at LSV on Wednesday, December 18.

Fans will have chance to meet the players and hear head coach John Duffy’s plans for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

Previous events of this type have proved popular so supporters are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible.

Sammut, whose two penalties helped London to a 4-2 victory over Toronto Wolfpack in the 2018 Million Pound Game, will be joined on stage by Danny Addy, Mark Ioane, Nick Glohe and Ben Hellewell.

Fans will also have the chance to get their photos taken with Centurions players and collect autographs at the event which is being held in the Banqueting Suite. Leigh chairman Mike Latham will host the forum which starts at 6.30pm.

Fans wishing to put a question to the panel are advised to email: mark.taylor@leighrl.co.uk in advance.

Tickets cost £5 (adults) and £2.50 (concessions) and are available now from the LSV box office. Admission is free for under 18s.

Sammut’s arrival promises to be an exciting one for Leigh followers and coach Duffy.

“Jarrod is someone who you can’t plan to counteract,” said Duffy who also has Josh Woods, Ben Reynolds and Martyn Ridyard vying for the playmaker roles.

“He plays off the cuff and I think that’s something we missed at times last season.

“We want him to use all the experience he has – especially in the Championship.”

Sammut, who played 14 times for Wigan lasT season, said of his move: “As a player, facing Leigh was always daunting.

“In all my time here in the UK as a player, I’ve not beaten Leigh so if you can’t beat them, join them.

“Leigh play the game hard and they like to play expansive rugby which is the way I like to play, too.”

Owner Derek Beaumont added: “Jarrod has had success in the Championship with getting London promoted but has also played at the highest level in the NRL. He’s a tough competitor who will add something special to our squad.”