Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Leigh Centurions

Championship: Centurions finally fall at Doncaster

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Leigh Centurions suffered their first Championship defeat of the season yesterday as they went down 24-16 away to Doncaster after a big second-half rally from the hosts. Leigh, who had won all their previous 18 Championship games this season, had led 16-6 at half-time following tries from Martin Aspinwall, Ryan Brierley and Sean Penkywicz. But Doncaster fought back in the ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign Jonny Walker

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Championship outfit Leigh Centurions have secured another impressive signing, after they completed the signature of former Hull KR forward Jonny Walker. The 22-year-old left the Robins last month under a dark cloud, but the Championship pacesetters have moved quickly to snap up Walker for next season on a one-year deal – with the option of a further year. Leigh Centurions ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Tommy Goulden signs full-time deal

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Tommy Goulden has signed a one-year full-time contract with the club, which will commence in December 2014 with a further one-year option at the Centurions’ discretion. The 32-year-old back-rower has been in outstanding form for Leigh this season and has now scored 46 tries in 125 appearances for them since his debut in 2010. Goulden ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Sarsfield pens new deal

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Matthew Sarsfield has signed a two-year full-time contract with the club, commencing in December 2014. The 22-year-old back rower has impressed in his first season with his hometown club, scoring five tries in 14 appearances. After emerging through the ranks of Leigh Miners Rangers, Sarsfield originally signed for Wigan Warriors, playing for them at scholarship ... Read More »

Comment: The Leeds loss really hurt Leigh

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This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. At Saturday’s Wigan-Castleford Challenge Cup tie, Leigh coach Paul Rowley and scrum-half Ryan ... Read More »

Rowley: Rhinos praise “means a lot”

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Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley has spoken of his delight at the praise his team received for their performance against Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup last week. The Championship outfit went toe-to-toe with the Super League giants and came close to progressing into the semi-finals. In the past few days, several Rhinos stars have praised the Centurions, including former ... Read More »

Peacock: Leigh have every chance of making Super League

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has praised Leigh Centurions following their thrilling Challenge Cup encounter last week. The Championship outfit led for much of the first half and were in contention until the last quarter, when two quick tries and a field-goal gave the home side a flattering 25-12 victory. “It was a tough Cup tie,” Peacock told the Yorkshire ... Read More »

Match Report: Leeds Rhinos 25 Leigh Centurions 12

In a Nutshell Leigh Centurions held the Rhinos for 72 minutes at Headingley on Friday night before the the Rhinos scored 13 points in the last eight minutes to clinch a Challenge Cup semi-final spot. How it unfolded The Rhinos opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a fine try by Ryan Hall, converted by Sinfield, which gave no ... Read More »

Stats Zone: Challenge Cup quarter-final special

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Another weekend of Rugby League is upon us, and the spotlight moves away from Super League for a week, as the quarter-finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup take place. After Widnes booked their place in the semi-finals last night by defeating Keighley, six other teams are battling it out for three spots in the last four – including Championship side ... Read More »

Brierley: I want to play for Salford Red Devils one day

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Leigh Centurions star Ryan Brierley has given the biggest hint yet that a move to Salford Red Devils could be on the cards at some point in his career, as he revealed that he would love to turn out for the club one day. Brierley has played a pivotal role in the Centurions’ unbeaten start to 2014, and is arguably ... Read More »