HAT-TRICK hero Jamie Durbin and fellow triallist Lee Wingfield have signed contracts with Leigh Centurions for the 2009 season.

Durbin stepped in for his first team debut with devastating effect against London Skolars on Sunday, claiming a hat-trick and being unlucky to see another touchdown chalked off.

Durbin, aged 24, previously played for Warrington, Widnes, Rochdale and Doncaster before serving a two year anti-doping ban.

He returned to the sport ahead of the current amateur season and had been playing for Halton Simms Cross, helping the Widnes based amateurs claim the Lancashire Cup before moving to Leigh.

Wingfield, aged 27, came through the ranks at Leigh East, becoming a proficient first team player.

He graduated to amateur county and international honours before signing a contract with Oldham in 2006.

His spell with the Roughyeds was interupted by injury and he only played 19 games in two years.

After returning to Leigh East, he was invited to train and impressed coaching staff with his attitude.

"Jamie is a worthwhile acquisition," said Centurions head coach Neil Kelly.

"We've been pleased with what we've seen of him, and I'll use the London Skolars game as an advertisement for what he can do.

"Signing Lee was a bit of a no-brainer really.

"He's been brilliant in training throughout all the pre-season and showed in the first two pre-season games that he's going to be more than useful on the field."