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Leigh Centurions

Championship preview: Halifax v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Tony Tonks will make his 200th career appearance if selected by Halifax coach Karl Harrison to face league leaders Leigh Centurions on Sunday at the Shay. However, his milestone will be overshadowed by Centurions utility man Stuart Littler, if he steps on to the field it will be his 450th career game. Littler recently passed ... Read More »

Top Championship coaches back league restructuring

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Three of the top coaches outside Super League have backed the sweeping changes that will impact on the game next year, as the pathway to Super League re-opens for Championship clubs. Batley’s John Kear, Sheffield’s Mark Aston and Leigh’s Paul Rowley believe that the re-introduction of promotion and relegation is already having a huge impact on the game at Championship ... Read More »

Fax are best Championship side, says Rowley

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says this weekend’s opponents Halifax are the team to beat in the Championship this season. Although Leigh sit top of the table with an unblemished record, Rowley told the Leigh Reporter: “I have said from day one that I rate Halifax as the best team in the Championship. They have an excellent squad and a ... Read More »

Wigan prop joins Leigh Centurions on loan

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

Wigan Warriors announce that Prop Sam Hopkins has re-joined his former Club Leigh Centurions on a One month Loan Deal. Sam joined Wigan from the Centurions on a Two-year contract last year and figured for the Warriors in a couple of their pre-season games . Hopkins will be eligible to play for Paul Rowley’s men this weekend in the Tetley’s Challenge ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Rochdale Hornets

Paul-Rowley

Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions forward Martin Aspinwall is battling a rib injury ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Rochdale Hornets. He is a major doubt for Sunday’s match along with Matty Sarsfield (tonsillitis). Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “We need to improve across the board because Rochdale have done enough in all their games ... Read More »

Tom Spencer extends Centurions stay

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Former Wigan prop Tom Spencer has joined Championship leading scorer Ryan Brierley and Martin Ridyard in extending his Leigh Centurions contract. The 23-year-old joined Paul Rowley’s side on a 12-month deal in October after impressing during two dual-registration seasons while on the Warrior’s books. Rowley said: “We are looking to bring down the average age of the squad and Tom ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Leigh Centurions v North Wales Crusaders

Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Centurions centre Stuart Littler, one of the most consistent and durable players of the modern era, is set to play his 100th game for the Leigh club. Littler, after a career that included 247 Super League games for Salford City Reds, joined the Centurions at the start of the 2011 season, making his Centurions ... Read More »

Centurions ready for battle in Challenge Cup

Ryan Brierley

Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley insists his team will not underestimate Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round opponents Wigan St Patrick’s ahead of their clash on Friday March 14 (7.30pm). Centurions have made an impressive start to the new season and Brierley, who celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, is determined not to take their good form for granted. “Our target is ... Read More »

Centurions tie down star half-back Brierley

Ryan Brierley

Championship top-scorer Ryan Brierley has signed a new three-year deal with Leigh Centurions, ending speculation of a move to Super League. The 21-year-old has crossed the whitewash 12 times in his first four games of 2014 and, in doing so, attracted the attention of several top-tier clubs including Salford Red Devils. Brierley has openly stated he wants to play in ... Read More »

Salford set to swoop for Leigh star Ryan Brierley?

Ryan Brierley

Rumours are circulating that suggest Salford are close to signing Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley, who has scored 11 tries in three Championship appearances this season. The Red Devils’ first-choice stand-off Rangi Chase is no closer to returning from an ankle injury sustained in round one, and Tim Smith seems to be struggling to showcase his skills after signing from ... Read More »