Highly regarded half back Josh Woods will be a Newcastle Thunder player from 2021, as the 23-year-old moves to Kingston Park Stadium on a two-year deal.
A stand-out and exciting young talent, Woods came through the junior ranks at Leigh East, before graduating through Wigan’s academy.
Making his first-team debut for the Warriors in 2017 against Salford Red Devils, Woods has played 13 first-team games for Wigan in the top-flight and almost 50 Betfred Championship matches for Swinton and Leigh.
It is at the Centurions where he has shone whilst on loan from the Warriors since 2019 and shown himself to be a classy half-back who can read games well.
Described by Leigh head coach John Duffy as like a young Lee Briers, Woods attention to detail and discipline in attack combines with a kicking game that works of either foot to make him a quality addition to Thunder’s ranks.