With the news today (Wednesday) that Daniel Mortimer is the latest big name to commit to Leigh Centurions for 2018, we’re beginning to wonder if Derek Beaumont is indeed a man of his word.
In his exclusive Q&A in League Express (what? You mean you haven’t seen it yet? Read it here), Beaumont promised Leigh fans he would assemble a squad for 2018 which would be better than the class of 2017 – despite the fact they will be playing in a lower division.
But Mortimer’s re-signing is the most recent in a growing list of impressive coups by the club ahead of the Championship season getting underway.
So far, Leigh have confirmed the following players:
- Re-signed 2017 squad members: Matty Dawson, Ben Crooks, Ben Reynolds, Daniel Mortimer, Jamie Acton
- New signings confirmed: Peter Mata’utia, Kevin Larroyer, Larne Patrick, Jordan Thompson
- Confirmed by Beaumont on Twitter: Rhys Evans, Greg Richards
So that means that as far as a potential starting 13 goes so far, Leigh could line up like this:
Fullback: Craig Hall/Jack Owens
Wing: Matty Dawson/Ilias Bergal
Centre: Peter Mata’utia
Centre: Ben Crooks
Wing: Rhys Evans
Stand-off: Drew Hutchinson/Ben Reynolds
Scrum-half: Daniel Mortimer
Prop: Greg Richards
Hooker: Jonah Cunningham
Prop: Paterika Vaivai
Second row: Kevin Larroyer
Second row: Bodene Thompson
Loose-forward: Jordan Thompson
Subs: Larne Patrick, Jamie Acton, Ben Reynolds, Nathan Mason, Jack Blagbrough, Nick Gregson, Ricky Bailey, Jordan Dezaria.
Is it better? Have your say: