Acton issues public apology after suspension handed down by RFL

Leigh forward Jamie Acton has issued a public apology to the club’s supporters, staff, directors and sponsors after being suspended for the remainder of the season. Acton was initially handed a nine-match suspension by an independent RFL disciplinary tribunal after being found guilty of a Grade F ‘other contrary behaviour charge’ arising from the recent Super League game against Catalans…

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Acton ban extended to four months following failed appeal

Jamie Acton’s season is officially over after his ban was extended to four months after a failed appeal. The Leigh Centurions forward was initially handed a nine-match suspension after being found guilty of a Grade F other contrary behaviour charge. However, the club decided to contest the severity of the punishment, but an independent tribunal dismissed the appeal and instead decided…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games as Ellis eyes Hull return

Hull FC v Huddersfield (8pm, KCOM Stadium) There are two huge boosts for Hull FC ahead of Friday’s clash with Huddersfield: as captain Gareth Ellis and half-back Albert Kelly both return to the squad. Ellis has not played since Hull’s league victory against Castleford back in April, while Kelly missed the trip to Leeds last week. Huddersfield make one change:…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Castleford v Salford (8pm, Sky Sports) There are changes aplenty for the league leaders ahead of Friday’s televised clash with Salford. Adam Milner, Jake Webster and Larne Patrick are all missing following last week’s win over Wakefield, with Kevin Larroyer, Tom Holmes and Jake Trueman coming into their squad. Salford are yet to name their squad. Castleford squad: Eden, Foster,…

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Beaumont fined by the RFL

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has been fined £2000 and warned about his future conduct following comments he made after the Betfred Super League Round 16 game against Castleford Tigers. Beaumont was found to have breached RFL Operational Rule D1.1 (b) Improper Conduct (engages in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the Game or which is improper); Operational…

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Dragons comeback to end Leigh’s top eight hopes

Julian Bousquet scored a late try as Catalans Dragons came from behind to end Leigh Centurions’ top eight hopes with a 40-36 victory. Matty Dawson, Danny Tickle and Ben Reynolds all went over as Leigh scored 18 points within the opening 18 minutes. Jodie Broughton and Mika Simon saw the hosts close the gap but a quickfire double from Sam…

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Vikings move off bottom with Centurions victory

Widnes Vikings moved off the bottom of Super League with a 36-10 victory over fellow strugglers Leigh Centurions. Leigh came into the game full of confidence having put 50 points on Wigan a fortnight ago but Chris Bridge and Chris Houston gave Widnes an early 10-0 lead. It took another 25 minutes for the Vikings’ third try but it was…

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Lachlan Burr eyeing a bright future with Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions forward Lachlan Burr admits he’s looking forward to a bright future with the club – and insists they can stay in Super League this season. The Australian forward originally arrived in the UK to take up a deal with Bradford Bulls before the Championship side’s demise, eventually moving onto Leigh ahead of their first season back in Super…

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