Leigh Centurions: Chase, Hansen, Paterson and Maitua sign

Rangi Chase, Harrison Hansen, Cory Paterson and Rene Maitua
Rangi Chase, Harrison Hansen, Cory Paterson and Reni Maitua helped Salford finish third in The Qualifiers

Leigh Centurions have signed Salford's Rangi Chase, Harrison Hansen, Cory Paterson and Reni Maitua, says head of rugby Derek Beaumont.

"I'd like to announce that Rene Maitua adds to Cory Paterson, as does Rangi Chase and Harrison Hansen," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

Paterson, 28, has agreed a three-year deal while Maitua, 33, has signed a one-year deal with a year option.

The deals for Hansen and Chase, both 29, have not been disclosed.

England international half-back Chase had been suspended pending an internal disciplinary investigation, and has been released along with Red Devils captain Hansen.

Leigh's Salford connection
Leigh's four new signings join a number of ex-Salford players already at Leigh, including Gareth Hock, Michael Platt, Andy Dixon and Jacob Emmitt.

Australian second-rower Paterson moved to Super League side Salford after quitting his boxing career, while forward Maitua spent the latter part of the season at the AJ Bell Stadium after moving from Featherstone.

Despite winning the Championship title before the Super 8s split, Leigh struggled in The Qualifiers, winning just one game and finishing bottom of the table.

"Leigh Centurions will not lie down were are coming strong next year, simple as that," Beaumont added.

"Well done head coach Paul Rowley, it's a disappointing season in the end for our fans but they were there until the end."

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