LEIGH Leopards’ try machine Josh Charnley has described his decision to sign a new deal as a “no brainer.”

While the futures of some team mates remain subject to debate, Charnley has agreed to go round again for 2025.

And he marked his new 12-month deal with two tries in Leopards’ final home game for two months.

Charnley’s double in the 40-12 hammering of Salford took him to 300 career tries. In doing so became only the 32nd player in the sport’s history to achieve such a feat.

While Brian Bevan’s astonishing tally of 796 will remain out of reach, it surely won’t be long before the former Wigan and Warrington star overtakes the likes of Maurice Richards (302), Alan Hardisty (304) and Jim Lomas (310).

And Charnley could still pip Hull KR’s Ryan Hall to equal and then top Danny McGuire’s Super League record of 247.

When the competition returns after this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals, Hall will resume on 246 and Charnley on 238.

“I am enjoying my rugby at the minute and this was a good way to extend my year,” he said of his latest touchdowns.

“It was a no brainer to put pen to paper.

“Results haven’t been going our way. Rugby League is tough. You have your ups and downs but we are sticking together and battling through adversity.

The togetherness in our team is there.”

Leigh’s win took them to within seven points of fifth placed Hull KR and sixth placed Salford.

Huddersfield, one place and three points better off, are Leopards’ next opponents on May 24, the first of five away games due to a complete makeover of the pitch at Leigh Sports Village.

Despite the absence of on field activity, speculation will continue about players leaving, staying or coming into the club.

Centre Zak Hardaker has already been linked to Hull FC while prop Tom Amone’s form has reportedly attracted potential suitors in the NRL.

However, Matt Moylan, currently playing his best rugby for since arriving at Leigh, has rubbished reports about any departure before his contract expires next year.

*Leopards’ women have made it six of the best with their latest victory in the Women’s Championship North.

Kieron Purtill’s side ran in nine tries on the way to a 52-8 win over Hull KR with Hattie Dogus taking her hat-trick total to four in five games. Charlotte Melvin landed eight goals to take her to 108 points for the season. Kate Howard (2), Storm Cobain, Georgia Mole and Eleanor Dainty also scored.

Leopards’ will seek a seventh successive league win when they travel to Bradford Bulls on Sunday, June 2.