SAINTS wing Tom Nisbet has followed team-mate Aaron Smith in signing a one-year loan arrangement with Leigh.

Nisbet made his Leigh debut on the wing at Catalans in August while on a one-week loan.

Leigh Centurions Head of Rugby Chris Chester said: “We are building a squad with a really good blend of good young players like Tom and Jayden Hatton who will greatly benefit working alongside the likes of Joe Wardle and Joel Tomkins and seeing what is expected of a top-class professional.

“Tom was briefly at our club before, and I’ve heard good things about him. He’s come up through a top-class system at Saints and I’d like to again thank their CEO Mike Rush and head coach Kristian Woolf for their help and co-operation in making this move possible.

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Nisbet said: “I’m really looking forward to playing for Leigh Centurions and I’m excited at the prospect of getting game-time and proving what I can do.

"I’ve gained a lot from my time at Saints and training every day with the best wingers in Super League in Tommy Makinson and Regan Grace.

“You gain something every time you train with those two and them and the likes of James Roby and the coaching staff and all the senior players are always there to talk and help you along.

"It’s a really enjoyable environment but it can be frustrating when you’re not playing games at the end of the week. All you can do is train the best and hardest you can and benefit from being in the St Helens system.”

Nisbet made his Saints Super League debut against Salford in 2020 and has represented Lancashire and England at academy level.