Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Whitehaven

Paul English
By Paul English February 28, 2014 13:23

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Whitehaven

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 take top spot in the Kingstone Press Championship standings.

Halfback Ryan Brierley has already compiled 38 points and he is the competition’s leading try scorer with eight tries to his name whilst Martyn Ridyard has booted 13 goals.

Rowley said: “We’re doing all right, but we want to work hard and get better. There are some areas we’re doing well, but there are others that we need to improve on.

“We’ll have absolutely no complacency this week. We’re not jumping over hoops about our performance against Barrow, and the players readily accept that and want to work hard to get better.”

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is also selecting from strength after last week’s game against North Wales Crusaders was postponed.

Woods said: “We’ve had one game in four weeks, which isn’t ideal, but we need to not worry about that and just control what we can control.

“Leigh have had a very good start and they’ve lots of try-scoring power in their armoury. We need to get down there and disrupt them.

“If we can work really hard in the first 20 minutes and stay in the battle then that puts a little bit of pressure back on them.”

Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice.


Join the lively Rugby League debates on our Fans Forum


Rugby League Yearbook 2014/15League ExpressSuper League's Top 50Rugby League World
Print / KindlePrint / DigitalDigital ExclusivePrint / Digital

Paul English
By Paul English February 28, 2014 13:23

Great Rugby League Reads!

rlle_270415_125rlw_may15_125
device-icons-all

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Which team do you support?

Vote in our poll

With Leigh, Bradford and Sheffield setting the pace in the Championship, which other club will finish in the top four after 23 rounds of the competition?