Charlie Gubb was expected to join Leigh but ended up at Widnes

Widnes Vikings have stepped in to sign prop Charlie Gubb after his move to Leigh Centurions from Canberra Raiders collapsed for financial reasons.

Gubb, 28, will feature in Widnes’ Qualifiers campaign, and has played 50 National Rugby League games.

The Wellington-born front-rower played for New Zealand Warriors and Canberra in the NRL, as well as Queensland Cup side Wynnum-Manly.

“It’s been a bit of a surreal 24 hours, but I’m excited,” Gubb said.