Centurions Announce 19-Man Squad For Sunday’s Trip To Halifax

Leigh Centurions Head Coach John Duffy has named his 19-man squad ahead of Sunday’s Betfred Championship Round Two game at Halifax on Sunday (3pm).

Nick Gregson and Mitch Cox come into the squad for the first time this season and the four St Helens dual registration and loan players are the same as last week’s Round One victory over Toulouse Olympique.

Prop Luke Douglas plays the second game of his month’s loan while last week’s sponsors Man of the Match Jack Ashworth is again joined by Saints team-mates Matty Costello and Aaron Smith.

“Halifax away is always one of the biggest tests of the Championship season and we are looking forward to the challenge,” Duffy said.

“Though Halifax lost at Widnes last week the score-line doesn’t reflect their contribution to the game. They are a well-coached side and the core have been together some time. They’ve added quality to their squad again this year.

“We expect Halifax to throw a lot more at us than Toulouse did and so having the same four Saints lads is massive for us.

“They have all bought into to what we are trying to achieve here and their contributions in training and in last week’s match were there for all to see.

“They all really enjoyed playing for Leigh Centurions and were blown away by the experience of playing at LSV and the passion and noise of the crowd and the way they were welcomed by our fans.

“Playing regular games of good quality will help them each press their claims for a first-team spot at Saints.

“Nick Gregson and Mitch Cox both deserve their place in the squad. Nick has been working hard to get back to full fitness after an operation in the winter and is building up his strength and raring to go. Mitch has been outstanding in the strength and conditioning element of pre-season and has regularly come straight into a session off the back of a night shift and smashed it.

“I’m hoping our supporters travel in numbers over the big hill to Halifax on Sunday and carry on giving us their tremendous backing. They’ve got a massive part to play on Sunday and all season.”

Tickets for this game remain on sale at the ticket office:

Please be aware that match ticket prices rise by £2 for adults/concession and by £5 for juniors if purchased on match day rather than pre-purchased via the Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office.

Don’t forget that Leigh Centurions retain 10% of all tickets purchased via the Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office. Subject to availability, tickets will be on sale until 11am on Saturday 9th February 2019. Tickets can be posted out at a charge of 57p when ordering tickets online or over the phone until 4pm on Thursday 7th February 2019.

Note: At the time of writing, only 20 Adult Standing tickets remain at the ticket office. Once they’re gone, supporters will need to purchase at Halifax on Sunday, at the match day price.

North Stand (Terrace) East Stand (Seating)
Advance Match Day Advance Match Day
Adult £17.00 £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Over 65 Years £12.00 £14.00 £15.00 £17.00
Full-time student (aged 16-24 only) £9.00 £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
Under 16 Years £1.00 £5.00 £1.00 £5.00
Junior season ticket holder £0.00 £5.00 £0.00 £5.00

To buy your tickets please call 01942 487888.

The Centurions’ 19 Man Squad  is as follows:

1 Gregg McNally Cloud 4 Computers
2 Jonny Pownall Wolf Rock  @ The Britannia
3 Iain Thornley AB Sundecks
5 Stefan Marsh Cre8 Your Marketing Good Guys
6 Martyn Ridyard (vice-captain) RM Courier Services Ltd
7 Josh Woods Caton Lloyd Audio Visual Solutions
8 Tom Spencer ASK Platt Office Supplies
9 Micky Higham (captain) JRs Taxis
10 Sam Brooks Pro Build Plumbing & Heating
11 Toby Adamson Pam Ties
12 Andy Thornley Pennine Utilities
13 Luke Adamson Tommy Sale MBE Youth Development Programme
15 Joe Cator Blades Restaurants Ltd
17 Nick Gregson Leigh Centurions RL Fans Forum Player Sponsorship Group
19 Mitch Cox Struktura Engineering Services
Luke Douglas (St Helens DR) Leisure Resorts
Matty Costello (St Helens DR) Leisure Resorts
Jack Ashworth (St Helens DR) Leisure Resorts
Aaron Smith (St Helens DR) Leisure Resorts
Head Coach John Duffy Palatine Paints Ltd
Asst Coach Paul Anderson Hilltop Products Ltd
Asst Coach Jay Duffy Leigh Centurions RL Fans Forum Player Sponsorship Group
Physio Joe McLoughlin JK Injury Rehabillitaion


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