Leigh 14 – 17 Leeds

Leigh 14 – 17 Leeds

Leigh Centurions’ first Betfred Super League game at Leigh Sports Village went down to the wire, but they missed out marking the historic occasion with a win. A thrilling game was decided by fine margins as the Rhiinos went back over the Pennines with the spoils. In a nerve shredding finish Atelea Vea was held up close to the line after Ben Crooks had also been desperately close to the clinching score. Head Coach Neil Jukes said: “It was a big improvement but I’m really disappointed with the result. We…

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Centurions Launch Tommy Sale MBE Youth Development Programme In Partnership With Leigh College

Centurions Launch Tommy Sale MBE Youth Development Programme In Partnership With Leigh College

Leigh Centurions are pleased to confirm that they are entering a partnership with Leigh College, based at Leigh Sports Village, and are looking to form a Category 3 Academy and a reserves side for the academic year 2017/2018 which will be effective for the 2018 season. Club officials including owner Derek Beaumont, Operations Director Steve Openshaw and Assistant Coach Kieron Purtill have had productive meetings with Leigh College’s Assistant Principal Michelle Fisher to develop the initiative. To assist the success in this development pathway, the Club have offered advice and…

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Centurions Announce 19 Man Squad For Leeds Rhinos Fixture

Centurions Announce 19 Man Squad For Leeds Rhinos Fixture

Leigh Centurions have named their 19 man squad ahead of Friday’s Betfred Super League Round 11 game against Leeds Rhinos at LSV (8pm). Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: ” Leeds Rhinos are a well respected and established club, and one of, if not the most, successful in Super League. It is a massive occasion, just like every game coaching Leigh Centurions is for me personally. “It is our first home game in the Betfred Super League and against a quality side, sprinkled with players who have played at…

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Half Century For Sam As Eagles Fly

Half Century For Sam As Eagles Fly

Sam Hopkins reached the career landmark of 50 career tries in unfamiliar colours on Sunday. Playing under dual registration for Sheffield Eagles, Hopkins was one of a trio of Leigh Centurions players who starred in a fine 32-14 victory over Toulouse Olympique XIII. Jamie Acton and Lachlan Burr also played prominent roles as Eagles recovered from an opening day defeat at Oldham. Played in terrible conditions at the Beaumont Legal Stadium with a 5-30pm kick-off, the Kingstone Press Championship encounter was the second game of a double header following Wakefield…

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Six Players Earn Heritage Numbers In Betfred Super League Opener

Six Players Earn Heritage Numbers In Betfred Super League Opener

Six Leigh Centurions players earned Heritage Numbers in the Betfred Super League Round One game against Castleford Tigers. Ryan Hampshire, Ben Crooks, Glenn Stewart, Eloi Pelissier, Atelea Vea and James Green all made their Club debuts at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle. Ryan Hampshire, sponsored by M Logan and Sons Ltd, earns #1419. Ben Crooks, sponsored by 24/7 Technology earns #1420. Glenn Stewart, sponsored by Lewis William is #1421. Eloi Pelissier, sponsored by Polar Cooling Services Ltd is #1422. Atelea Vea, sponsored by O2 Leigh is #1423. James Green, sponsored by Balmer…

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Ton-Up Tickle Reaches Career Landmark

Ton-Up Tickle Reaches Career Landmark

Danny Tickle reached the notable landmark of 100 career tries in Leigh Centurions’ Betfred Super League Round one game against Castleford Tigers. Ton-up Tickle crashed over for a 76th minute try that saw him finally reach three figures, his first try since the 2014 season. Since making his debut for Halifax in 2000, 33-year-old Tickle is now in his18th season in the top flight and has been a prolific scorer throughout his career. As well as his 100 tries he has kicked 1,044 goals and five drop-goals for a career…

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