Hopkins out to Leigh on loan

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WARRIORS prop Sam Hopkins has re-joined his former club Leigh Centurions on a one-month loan deal.

Hopkins signed for Wigan from the Centurions on a two-year deal at the end of last season and has appeared for his new club in a couple of pre-season games.

The loan news comes two weeks after the Wigan Evening Post first reported the forward would be sent out on loan.

Hopkins will be eligible to play for Paul Rowley’s men this weekend in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup as Leigh face Rochdale Hornets at Spotland.

Warriors rugby manager Kris Radlinski said: “The loan provides Sam with an opportunity to get some important game time in a tough Championship competition. Sam has worked extremely hard since becoming a full-time professional and is making huge strides with us but he needs to play regularly and this agreement with Leigh works well for all parties concerned.”