14 – Micky Higham

Player Sponsor:  cscivils
Position: Hooker
Born: 18th September 1980
Debut: 1999
Heritage Number:
Contracted to: Nov. 2016
When Micky rejoined his hometown Club from Warrington in May 2015 the transfer fee involved was £50,000 which is a record Club fee for the summer era.

He made his Centurions second debut in the Summer Bash game against Featherstone Rovers at Bloomfield Road, nearly 15 years after his last Leigh appearance.After signing for his home-town club as a teenager from Leigh East, Micky made his first-team debut against Barrow on 14 Feb 1999.

He really came to the fore in the following season, scoring 22 tries in 32 Leigh games and his sparkling individual performance, capped by two tries, earned the Man of the Match Award as Paul Terzis’s side suffered a heartbreaking 13-12 defeat at the hands of Dewsbury Rams in the 2000 Northern Ford Premiership Grand Final.

After that pivotal game Micky then embarked on a fine career at the top level playing with distinction for St Helens between 2001 and 2005, Wigan Warriors between 2006 and 2008 and Warrington Wolves from 2009.

He scored 35 tries in 116 games for Saints and was a member of their Grand Final winning side in 2002 when Saints defeated Bradford Bulls 19-18 at Old Trafford. Earlier that year he had been a member of the Saints side defeated 21-12 by Wigan in the Challenge Cup Final at Murrayfield.

During three seasons at Wigan he scored 17 tries in 97 games and for Warrington scored 37 tries in 175 games, appearing for the Wolves in three victorious Challenge Cup Finals at Wembley, defeating Huddersfield 25-12 in 2009, Leeds 30-6 in 2010 and Leeds again 35-18 in 2012.

He was also a member of the Wolves side defeated by Leeds in the 2012 Super League Grand Final and again by Wigan one year later.

Micky also joined the select group of Leigh born players to represent Great Britain when he made his debut against New Zealand at Hull in the 2004 Tri-Nations and made three further appearances in the 2005 Tri-Nations series before touring down under with the GB party in 2006 and playing a tour game against Newcastle.

He has also represented Super League Under-21s, England Under-21s, England A and England and has scored two tries in 17 representative appearances.

Micky was honoured to be appointed Club Captain for the 2016 season.