February 3rd 2016.

Having arrived in the UK from Auckland, New Zealand, Leigh East ARLFC latest recruit Ihaka Watene was welcomed by Group MD Andy Mazey at our Leigh office today.

Maori Watene who has previously competed in the Queensland rugby league competitions over in Australia, also has construction site experience back home.

Ihaka will link up with local community club Leigh East this coming season and will also assist with junior development and coaching youngsters at the club. He is wasting no time having done a whistle stop tour of the Sports Village facilities today he will be involved in an U10’s coaching session later this evening, and is keen to help the young people of Leigh as well as adding value to Head Coach Paul Wingfields first team plans for 2016.

Welcome Ihaka!!!