Former National Rugby League star Kyle Lovett has joined Workington Town on loan.

Lovett will link up with Town from Championship club Leigh Centurions on a one-month loan deal and is available for selection by head coach Leon Pryce for this weekend's home game against Newcastle Thunder.

The 25-year-old joined Leigh in November after playing 50 games for NRL side Wests Tigers, signing a two-year contract after impressing in his homeland.

He has made nine appearances for Leigh so far this season, three of which were starts, scoring three tries.

The move will give Lovett the chance to show what he can do and increase his playing time while adding quality to Town's squad as they look to continue their climb up the League 1 table.

Town assistant coach Craig McDowell said: "Kyle is equally at home at second row or at centre and that gives us great flexibility as Gordon Maudling and Scott Akehurst are currently injured.

"Kyle is a real talent and will add strength to an already impressive squad."

A strong runner with the advantage of being versatile, Lovett is known for racking up a high number of tackles.

Born in New South Wales, he played for Five Dock RSL and Leichhardt before earning a place with Wests Tigers.

He progressed quickly as a young talent, picking up the team's Rookie of the Year award in 2015 and winning over supporters with his tough-tackling style.

It was these performances which caught the eye of Leigh and saw him picked up by them as part of their push for promotion to Super League.

Lovett has already demonstrated his ability to play at a high level by representing New South Wales in various age groups.