HARRISON Hansen has signed a new deal with Leigh Centurions, the club have confirmed.

The back-rower has penned a new two-year deal to keep him at Leigh Sports Village until November 2019.

Hansen was voted the players’ and coaches’ player of the year for 2017 and passed the milestone of 350 career appearances.

“We are starting from scratch and building a new culture. It's a shame it wasn't there in Super League,” the 32-year-old said.

“Everyone is starting with a clean slate. Pre-season training has been a lot more organised and more intense.

“We had to step up as you can't go through pre-season going through the motions and then expect to perform.

“It reminds me of my Wigan days and pre-season training under Michael Maguire. The boys are ripping in well and getting to know one another.

"Everyone is there for a purpose and we're a team now."

Head coach Neil Jukes added: “I'm really pleased Harrison has decided to stay with us and join the fight to get us back in to Super League.

“His efforts last year on and off the field were outstanding, which culminated in him clean sweeping all the major awards at the end of it.

“He's highly respected and a true warrior of the game. I'm delighted those traits will stay with our club for at least two more years.”