Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Leigh Centurions have announced their 19 man squad ahead of Saturday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Fourth Round tie against Workington Town at LSV (6pm).

Tom Armstrong, Willie Tonga and Andrew Dixon return after injury.

Loan players Richard Owen, Lewis Charnock and Richard Whiting are unavailable as their parent clubs understandably do not wish them to be cup-tied.

The two sides have met four times previously in the Challenge Cup with each having two victories. The last time they met in the competition was 21 years ago at Derwent Park when Town inflicted Leigh’s record defeat, winning 94-4.

Wigan Warriors player Sam Tomkins and football player Joey Barton will conduct the fifth round draw of the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup live on Sportsday on the BBC News Channel between 6.30pm-6.45pm on Tuesday March 22.

Last season’s finalists Hull Kingston Rovers will join Salford Red Devils, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Widnes Vikings in the fifth round having finished in the bottom four of the First Utility Super League in 2015.

They will join the winners of this weekend’s fourth round matches.

Issue no5 of the Centurion match day magazine will be on sale on Saturday, priced at £2.50, packed with all the usual features and photographs.

The Leigh Centurions squad is:

2 Adam Higson;
4 Willie Tonga;
5 Liam Kay;
6 Martyn Ridyard;
10 Dayne Weston;
11 Harrison Hansen;
12 Gareth Hock;
13 Cory Paterson;
15 Jonny Pownall;
16 Reni Maitua;
17 Jamie Acton;
18 Tom Spencer;
19 Lewis Foster;
20 Sam Hopkins;
21 Andrew Dixon;
24 Tom Armstrong;
26 Lee Smith;
31 Ben Reynolds;
32 Liam Hood.