Josh Charnley Extends Leigh Leopards Stay to Make Super League History

Josh Charnley Commits Future to Leigh Leopards, Aiming to Etch Name in Super League History

In a significant move for the Leigh Leopards, veteran winger Josh Charnley has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club, keeping him at the Leigh Sports Village through the 2025 season. The 32-year-old, who joined Leigh midway through the 2022 campaign, has set his sights on etching his name in the annals of Super League history.

Charnley, a prolific try-scorer, has amassed an impressive 298 tries in 352 career appearances, with 236 of those coming in the top-flight Super League competition. The winger currently sits third on the league’s all-time try-scoring leaderboard, just 11 tries behind the legendary Danny McGuire’s tally of 247 for Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR.

Ahead of Charnley on the list is another veteran winger, Hull KR’s Ryan Hall, who has scored 246 tries. Both players are set to continue their careers in 2025, with Hall remaining at Leeds and Charnley committing his future to the Leigh Leopards.

“I’ve loved being at Leigh,” he said. “They’ve really helped me fall in love with my rugby again. It’s been no secret that retirement was something I seriously considered before I originally signed at Leigh. So to be signing an extension here just shows what a massive impact the club has had on me.”

Leigh Leopards head of rugby, Chris Chester, expressed his delight at retaining Charnley’s services, highlighting the winger’s integral role in the club’s recent history, including their Challenge Cup triumph last year.

“Josh has been a key part in this club’s recent history. He’s taken us from the Championship to the Challenge Cup and been scoring plenty of tries along the way,” said Chester.

With Charnley just two tries away from reaching the 300-try milestone, the Leigh Leopards will be eager to see the veteran winger etch his name further into the Super League record books while donning the Leopards’ colors in the 2025 season.

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