LEIGH Centurions have signed another Betfred Super League player as they continue their preparations for the 2018 season.

Larne Patrick has agreed a two-year contract and will join up with Neil Jukes' squad for the start of pre season training early next month.

The 28-year-old forward has a wealth of experience at the top level of the game and has played 200 games since making his Super League debut with Huddersfield Giants in 2009, scoring 37 tries.

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: "Larne is a big, powerful, explosive middle who will really add to the dynamics of the team.

"He comes with a wealth of experience and good values inherited from playing for some elite clubs in Huddersfield, Wigan and Castleford.

"Larne will be a really good asset to us moving forward as we try and achieve our goal of regaining our Super League place."

Raised in Castleford and a former member of community club Townville Tigers, Patrick earned England Under-17s honours in 2006 when he was a member of the Bradford Bulls academy side.

He then spent time down under playing for the Manly based reserve grade side Narrabeen Sharks before signing for Huddersfield. He went on to play 147 games for the Giants, scoring 32 tries and also had a season long loan with Wigan Warriors in 2015.

During that season he was a regular in the Warriors side, playing 29 games including their 22-20 grand final defeat at the hands of Leeds Rhinos.

In April 2016 Patrick moved to Castleford Tigers on loan before signing a permanent deal two months later and went on to make 24 appearances for the Tigers.