Leigh Centurions Head Coach Adrian Lam is really looking forward to the new rugby league season in 2022.

He said: “ The group have responded well and trained hard in readiness for Friday’s game with St Helens. We have a dual code agreement with Saints and they have loaned us Tom Nisbet and Aaron Smith for the 2022 season. The game marks Alex Walmsley’s Testimonial game. Alex has been a wonderful servant to both St Helens and the game in general and we are proud to be asked to be the opponents.

Most of our squad are new signings so it’s a great opportunity for them all to make a statement to one another. Playing against St Helens will be a benchmark for us and give us the opportunity to see who will make the starting line-up for the game against Whitehaven a week on Sunday.”

Adrian added: “I am really pleased the way the players have bonded. 2021 was a tough year for the club and we briefly touched on this last week. For Friday evening’s game, I have named the following starting 13 and the subs.”

1 Caleb Aekins (Sponsored by Caton Lloyd Audio Visual Ltd)
2 Jy Hitchcox  (Sponsored by Centurion Hydraulics)
3 Keanan Brand  (Sponsored by Homes Together)
4 Nene Macdonald  (Sponsored by PPS Design & Build Ltd)
5 Tom Nisbet  (Sponsored by Bents Garden Centre)
6 Ben Reynolds  (Sponsored by AB Sundecks Ltd)
7 Joe Mellor (Joint Captain)  (Sponsored by RM Courier Services Ltd)
8 Adam Sidlow (Joint Captain)  (Sponsored by ADS Marquees)
9 Aaron Smith  (Sponsored by ASK Platt Office Supplies Ltd)
14 Chris Green  (Sponsored by AB Sundecks Ltd)
11 Joe Wardle  (Sponsored by Elvis Eckhardt Recruitment & Sales Solutions Ltd)
12 Sam Stone  (Sponsored by ADW Electrical & EV Ltd)
13 Tom Amone  (Sponsored by Homes Together Ltd)

15 Ata Hingano  (Sponsored by LISA)
16 Ed Chamberlain  (Sponsored by Cloud4 Computers Ltd)
17 Jacob Jones  (Sponsored by CDA Business Services Ltd)
18 John Asiata  (Sponsored by The Centurion Pub)
19 Luis Roberts  (Sponsored by The Bridge at Leigh)
20 Kieran Dixon  (Available for sponsorship)
10 Mark Ioane Sponsored by  (Hydramed (Farmigea))