Leigh are aiming to pick up their first win of the season when they face Hull FC in Round 10 of the Betfred Super League at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Last time out, Leigh pushed current Super League leaders all the way but came up short, losing 36-30. It was the first time this season Centurions had score 30 points or more and it was a performance which offered plenty of encouragement to interim head coach Kurt Haggerty.

Hull FC will arrive at the LSV in confident mood after beating Castleford 30-12 in their last Super League outing. It’s only a few weeks since Brett Hodgson’s side visited the LSV where they were defeated 33-18 by St Helens in the Betfred Challenge Cup semi-finals.

This will be the first meeting between the famous old clubs since Leigh won 26-22 at the KCOM Stadium in May 2017.

However, you have to go back to 1988 for the last Leigh win over Hull FC on home soil. On that day, Leigh won 31-9 in the Stones Bitter Championship.

Hull FC are undefeated in their last six away meetings with Leigh, having won five and drawn one.

Interim Head Coach comments
Kurt Haggerty: “I don’t think we were far off against Catalans. I think if we’d tidied up a few areas we would have won the game. Apart from a 10 to 15 minute period where we went off the game defensively, I think we should have come away with the win.

“We have got some momentum yet haven’t won a game yet so you start asking what more could we do once we do get that win? We just need to get that one win then one win becomes two and we’ll go from there.

“We are aware we are still conceding points but if we can sort out our offense and defence at the same time then we are going to win games. The support I’ve had from the playing group and the staff has been absolutely fantastic since I became interim head coach.”

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Notable milestones
Leigh’s BEN HELLEWELL needs one appearance to reach 200 for his career.
– 17 for Leigh Centurions (2020-2021)
– 13 for Sheffield Eagles (2019, dual-registration)
– 112 for London Broncos (2015-2019)
– 17 for Featherstone Rovers (2013-2014)
– 10 for Dewsbury Rams (2014, loan)
– 6 for Barrow Raiders (2013, loan)
– 7 for York City Knights (2012, loan)
– 17 for Scotland (2012-2017, 2019)

Leigh’s MATTY WILDIE needs one appearance to reach 200 for his career.
– 13 for Leigh Centurions (2020-2021)
– 28 for Bradford Bulls (2019)
– 65 for Featherstone Rovers (2017-2018)
– 31 for Dewsbury Rams (2015)
– 42 for Wakefield Trinity (2010-2014)
– 9 for Doncaster (2013-2014, dual-registration)
– 11 for Batley Bulldogs (2012, loan)

Leigh’s RYAN BRIERLEY needs two tries to reach 150 for Leigh Centurions.
– (148 appearances, 2012-2016, 2019, 2021)
In addition, Ryan needs one try to go level third with Bill Kindon on the Club’s all-time try scorer list. Leigh’s all-time top try scorer is Mick Martyn (189) while John Woods is second on the list (152).

Last ten meetings:
Hull FC 22, Leigh 26 (SLR15, 26/5/17)
Leigh 10, Hull FC 24 (SLR10, 17/4/17)
Hull FC 76, Leigh 20 (SLR24, 14/8/05)
Hull FC 46, Leigh 14 (CCQF, 25/6/05)
Hull FC 30, Leigh 16 (SLR18, 17/6/05)
Leigh 22, Hull FC 22 (SLR10, 17/4/05)
(at Hilton Park)
Leigh 14, Hull FC 21 (CCR4, 29/2/04)
(at Hilton Park)
Hull FC 70, Leigh 16 (SBC, 24/4/94)
(at The Boulevard)
Leigh 7, Hull FC 22 (SBC, 28/11/93)
(at Hilton Park)
Hull FC 20, Leigh 36 (SBC, 14/3/93)
(at The Boulevard)