Southampton Leyther

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  1. You can get a Leigh win at 3/1 if you are confident. As a Leigh fan I would say Leeds are rightfully heavy favourites. Cory Paterson and Liam Hood are big losses for Leigh unfortunately. 15 coaches filled for a Thursday night game in Leeds which was re-arranged at very short notice is a great effort from the Leigh fans though. Should be a big noisy following and a great atmosphere, can't wait!
  2. Greg Worthington at centre, Richard Whiting as a back rower/utility. Possibly Jake Emmitt in the forwards too.
  3. Agreed. I really think Leigh loaned him to Dewsbury with the best of intentions. He was only 21 and firmly behind Ridyard, Chase and Brierley in the pecking order. Nobody could have predicted the latter 2 of those making less than a dozen appearances between them and being gone by mid season. Ben was recalled and has been a shining star in our squad. Hope the Dewsbury faithful can understand why he was recalled so early in the season. It was exceptional circumstances which (from a Leigh point of view at least) turned out working well in our favour.
  4. Injury combined with a complete lack of motivation is the story I've been told from a few different sources. Wasn't happy that we signed Higham who became 1st choice hooker. Wasn't happy that Rowley left. Wasn't happy that he (2015 Vice-Captain) wasn't made Captain when Oli Wilkes (2015 Captain) left. Higham took that role instead. Wasn't happy because when Micky McIlorum got injured he was rumoured to be wanted by his home town club in Wigan. Leigh said we would want a fee as he was under contract and one of only 2 recognised hookers at the club at the time, the other being 35 years old. Believe he saw that as us trying to prevent his 'dream move'. No idea if Wigan were genuinely interested or not. Basically things seem to just turn sour and he hasn't been seen around the club or mentioned by anyone in months. Doesn't appear in the program anymore in the 2016 squad etc. Was a good player for us, sad it ended this way. Sure he will run riot at Toronto, with the strength of the signings they have made so far he will have a field day.
  5. Don't think Leigh will be letting Reynolds go anywhere. At just 22 he is one for the future. He has really impressed this year and with all our comings and goings in the halfbacks he has actually made 18 appearances this season. Would be a loan deal at best and I can't imagine Dewsbury would be too keen on going down that route again...
  6. A team in SL could finish top of the table by a mile and win all their playoff games easily but if they lose in the Grand Final the opposition are the Champions. Same applies to Toulouse except they at least get a 2nd chance as 2 teams go up.
  7. 4th plays 5th. 4th gets home advantage. The winner plays in Super League in 2017. The loser plays in the Championship in 2017. Should be one hell of a game. Like watching a car crash in slow motion, feel for the fans involved!
  8. He is still at Leigh. We signed him as cover because our 1st choice fullback McNally had a bad knee injury in pre-season which was potentially season ending. Lee Smith had a very good season at FB but McNally finally came back to full fitness about 2 months ago and basically reclaimed his spot. Since then Smith has had a couple of games at centre but hasn't featured yet in the middle 8's with McNally playing all 5 games at fullback. Seems to split Leigh fans down the middle between those who prefer Smith and those who prefer McNally but the coach seems to favour McNally and 5 wins from 5 probably justifies the decision. I would have McNally just in front of Smith but both are playing well. Smith will play at fullback today though I think as there is no McNally in the squad (or Higham, Ridyard, Drinkwater etc). So he will get another chance to show what he can do this afternoon.
  9. Usually they get the highlights up by later tonight or sometime tomorrow. Full match is usually online by Monday/Tuesday. Plus live commentary on MixLR.
  10. Only the ones who haven't already agreed deals with Toronto!
  11. Great effort! Now we need to market the hell out of it on the day and get people coming back for more. Can't wait to see the place packed out with Leythers!
  12. Leigh going with a whole new 'spine' for this one it looks like. No McNally, Ridyard, Drinkwater or Higham. Expect Smith, Burns, Reynolds and Hood to start instead. Worthington and Tickle also not in the 19 who both played the last few games.
  13. He is also Leigh winger Adam Higson's half brother I believe.
  14. I don't like Bateman and I definitely don't like Wigan, but Bateman is one of the most talented young players in Super League.
  15. Under the old P&R system it was much easier for the relegated team to keep their side together as they knew they would be the only full time team in the league and would almost certainly bounce straight back up by being the strongest in that division. That is no longer the case. Being the best in your division is now no longer good enough for promotion (see Leigh last season!) and the prospect of several years in the Championship rather than just 1 might make it harder to convince some of your better players to stick with you.