Fax are best Championship side, says 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 very good coach in Karl Harrison. They look to be hitting top form but we are up for the challenge.

“There have been some great games between the sides in recent years – we seem to bring out the best in each other. Hopefully our fans will be there in numbers and the Halifax supporters will be up for it so it should be a great atmosphere.”

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