Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Leigh Centurions

Championship players and team of the week revealed

Vinny Finigan in his Sheffield Eagles days. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs winger Vinny Finigan and Oxford full-back Sean Morris have been voted Championship and Championship One players of the week. Both players scored two tries in their respective clubs’ wins over Halifax and London Skolars. Morris’ first effort also earned him the Try of the Week award and Barrow Raiders were rewarded for their win at champions Sheffield with ... Read More »

Leigh half-back Brierley makes history

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Leigh scrum-half Ryan Brierley has made history by becoming the first Centurions player to score three consecutive hat-tricks. The former Castleford Tigers academy star, 22, scored three four-pointers in his side’s 52-0 thrashing of Whitehaven yesterday to go alongside the five he scored against Barrow the week before, and the three against Batley in the opening game of the season. ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Whitehaven

Stuart Littler of Leigh Centurions. ©RLPhotos

Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley will select from a fully fit squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship match against Whitehaven. The Centurions are bidding for a third successive victory at the start of the season, having scored more than 50 points against both Batley Bulldogs and Barrow Raiders in their first two fixtures to ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders V Leigh Centurions

Stuart Littler of Leigh Centurions. ©RLPhotos

Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 2.00pm Barrow Raiders coach Anthony Murray looks set to make three changes to the forward pack that lost to North Wales Crusaders last week. Dan Toal is struggling to face Leigh Centurions due to a dead leg, while Craig Briscoe and Joe Bullock are both unavailable. Murray said: “Leigh are probably tipped to be in ... Read More »

Centurions and Crusaders to do battle at last

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The Leigh Centurions-North Wales Crusaders fixture that was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Sunday will now be played on Wednesday evening at 7.45pm. The main pitch is still not ready so the fixture has been moved to the Leigh East Pavilion. Admission will cost £4 per adult and £2 per concession. Under-16s get in free. Tickets already purchased ... Read More »

Centurions v Crusaders friendly called off

We have just been informed that today’s pre-season friendly between Leigh Centurions and North Wales Crusaders has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Leigh Sports Village has been hit by persistent, torrential rain and will be unavailable for the fixture. The fixture has been officially postponed so may be reorganised in the near future. Read More »

Leigh Centurions land Jake Emmitt coup

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley admits he wasn’t looking for another forward, but he could not turn down the chance to sign Salford’s Jake Emmitt last week. Emmitt became the fifth Super League player to join the Centurions for 2014, following the captures of Oliver Wilkes, Tom Spencer, Alex Brown and Liam Kay. Wilkes and Spencer had already been joined ... Read More »

Championship news: Centurions confirm Kay

Leigh Centurions have formally confirmed the signing of much-coveted utility back Liam Kay. The former Wakefield junior has signed a two-year contract at the club after weeks of speculation. Kay was believed to be wanted by the Wildcats, last year’s dual-registration club Doncaster, and Championship big guns Featherstone and Halifax at different stages of the close-season. But he decided instead ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews (Sun Aug 4)

Barrow Raiders v Halifax (3.00pm) Barrow Raiders prop Jamie Butler faces a fitness test to determine whether he is able to play against Halifax. The powerful forward was knocked out during last week’s game against Doncaster. Raiders coach Darren Holt has set his squad the target of winning three of their remaining five games in order to secure their status ... Read More »

Centurions are Cup kings again!

Leigh celebrate winning the 2013 Northern Rail Cup

NORTHERN RAIL CUP FINAL LEIGH CENTURIONS 43 SHEFFIELD EAGLES 28 Aaron Bower, Shay Stadium, Saturday 20th July 2013 They are undoubtedly the kings of the Northern Rail Cup, as a blistering 29-point spell from the Centurions in the second half ensured the trophy was heading back to Leigh for an unprecedented fourth time. In a game that was never threatened ... Read More »