Ticket News – Leigh Centurions v Whitehaven & Bradford Bulls

Match tickets for Leigh Centurions’ Betfred Championship fixtures at home to Whitehaven and Bradford Bulls are now on sale.

Supporters can pre-purchase their tickets online at www.leightickets.co.uk and can select the ‘e-ticket’ delivery option which sees your ticket delivered directly to you by e-mail. This can then either be scanned directly at the turnstiles on a compatible smartphone or alternatively you can print at home before travelling to the stadium. Tickets are also available in person at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium Ticket Office or by calling 01942 487888. Postal options are available for online and telephone sales at a cost of 85p per booking until 4pm on the Friday prior to each fixture.

‘Haven visit Leigh Sports Village for a 3pm kick off on Sunday 30th January 2022, while the Bulls are due in town on Monday 14th February 2022 (7.45pm kick off).

Tickets for the Whitehaven fixture will be available in North Stand (terracing behind the posts) and Kingstone Press West Stand (reserved seating along the touchline). Whitehaven supporters have been allocated the Blocks A & B in the Kingstone Press West Stand.

For the Bradford fixture, tickets will be available in North Stand (terracing behind the posts) and Kingstone Press West Stand (reserved seating along the touchline), with Bradford supporters allocated South Stand tickets (unreserved seating behind the posts).

Leigh Centurions Match Ticket Prices 2022
Standing Tickets Seated Tickets
Adult £23.00 £25.00
Over 65 years £17.00 £20.00
18-21 years £17.00 £20.00
12-17 years £7.00 £8.00
5-11 years £5.00 £5.00
Under 5 years Free of charge Free of charge


Season tickets are also still available to purchase online here, in person at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium Ticket Office or by calling 01942 487888. Season tickets will be available to purchase until 12pm on Sunday 30th January 2022 and are priced as below.

Leigh Centurions Season Ticket Prices 2022
Standing Tickets Seated Tickets
Adult £240.00 £260.00
Over 65 years £175.00 £199.00
18-21 years £175.00 £199.00
12-17 years £60.00 £70.00
5-11 years £50.00 £50.00
Under 5 years £10.00 £10.00

Edwin Ipape Joins Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions are delighted to confirm the signing of Papua New Guinea international star Edwin Ipape, who becomes Adrian Lam’s latest acquisition to the squad preparing for the start of the Betfred Championship.

Ipape, 22, made his PNG international debut in 2019 and in his third game scored a sensational 65-metre try after breaking away from dummy half just before half-time in his side’s memorable 28-10 victory over Great Britain in Port Moresby.

You can view the try here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB5QmSMmFn4

More recently, he has been playing for PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup competition, after trials with NRL club Manly in 2020 were ended by the onset of the pandemic.

Head Coach Adrian Lam was delighted with the signing and said: “Edwin is a great signing for us in that he can play in a variety of positions. There are two main parts to his game. Firstly, he is an aggressive defender who makes his presence felt and secondly, he is incredibly quick and an elusive smart ball player. We hope to get him over here within a fortnight then he can get ready to make his debut.”

Head of Rugby Chris Chester explained the background to Ipape’s signing. “Edwin comes highly recommended, and Adrian has been keeping close tabs on him,” he said.

“Adrian mentioned him four or five weeks ago alongside another couple of PNG players and we are very pleased to get this deal over the line. It’s been a smooth process and Edwin can’t wait to get over here and get started.

“He’s a player who can play in a number of positions, 6, 7, 9 or 13 or even as a middle and he’s a no-nonsense type of player who doesn’t take a backward step. He runs well enough, as you’ll see if you watch his video clips, and hits hard defensively

“Playing in that famous win over Great Britain really showcased his abilities and that try he scored, just before half-time, is well worth watching time and again.

“Edwin will add so much versatility and depth to our squad and he’s made up to be coached by Adrian, who remains a major sporting hero in PNG. We think he’ll take the Championship by storm and our fans will love him.

“Recruitment is still ongoing, and Edwin is another piece of the jigsaw.”

Edwin Ipape said: “I am really excited about the opportunity that Leigh Centurions have given me. I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and ripping in.

“I can’t wait to play in England and test myself against the best players in the competition.”

Edwin Ipape is available for sponsorship. Please contact Karen Roberts for more details (Karen.Roberts@leighrl.co.uk).

The Betfred Championship Squads For 2022

With the season just four weeks away let’s have a look at how the teams in the Betfred Championship are shaping up with their squads. Plenty of talent at all the clubs and one thing is for sure, we are in for some great games this season.

Here are the squads so far:

Barrow Raiders
1 Lule Cresswell, 2 Tee Ritson, 3 Declan Hulme, 4 Hakim Miloudi, 5 Shane Toal, 6 Jarrod Sammut, 7 Ryan Johnston, 8 Adam Walne, 9 Nathan Mossop, 10 Carl Forster, 11 Danny Langtree, 12 Jarrad Stack, 13 Jordan Walne, 14 Jake Carter, 15 Dan Toal, 16 Tom Hopkins, 17 Charlie Emslie, 18 Bradd Crellin, 19 Connor Terrill, 20 Gary Wheeler, 21 Ellis Gillam, 22 Josh Wood, 23 Sam Brooks, 24 Anton Iaria, 25 Danny Morrow, 26 Ryan Shaw.

Batley Bulldogs
Jack Blagbrough, Luke Blake, James Brown, Kieran Buchanan, Oli Burton, Johnny Campbell, Joe Chandler, Louis Collinson, Toby Everett, Nyle Flynn, Tom Gilmore, Adam Gledhill, Josh Hodson, Luke Hooley, Aiden Ineson, Greg Johnson, Ben Kaye, Alistair Leak, Tom Lillycrop, Dane Manning, James Meadows, Josh Milthorpe, Dale Morton, George Senior, Josh Tonks, Lucas Walshaw, Michael Ward, Ben White, Perry Whiteley. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

Bradford Bulls
1 Elliot Kear, 2 Matty Dawson-Jones, 3 Rhys Evans, 4 Kieran Gill, 5 Ryan Millar, 6 Declan Patton, 7 Jordan Lilley, 8 Anthony Walker, 9 Thomas Doyle, 10 Steve Crossley, 11 Aaron Murphy, 12 Sam Scott, 13 Ben Evans, 14 George Flanagan, 15 Jordan Baldwinson, 16 Ebon Scurr, 17 Brad England, 18 Samy Kibula, 19 David Foggin-Johnston, 20 Billy Jowitt, 21 Elliot Hall, 22 Joe Burton, 23 Bradley Ho, 24 AJ Wallace, 27 Eldon Myers, 28 Dan Fleming.

Dewsbury Rams
2 Andy Gabriel, 3 Adam Ryder, 4 Davey Dixon, 5 Lewis Carr, 6 Alex Smith, 7 Matty Beharrell, 8 Jimmy Beckett, 9 Reiss Butterworth, 10 Harry Kidd, 11 Jason Walton, 12 Michael Knowles, 13 Chris Annakin, 14 Dom Speakman, 15 Keenen Tomlinson, 16 Jordan Schofield, 17 Ross Peltier, 19 Jake Sweeting, 20 Aaron Hall, 21 Brad Graham, 23 Jon Magrin, 24 Dale Ferguson, 25 Harry Copley, 26 Jackson Walker.

Featherstone Rovers
1 Brandon Pickersgill, 2 Luke Briscoe, 3 Joey Leilua, 4 Craig Hall, 5 Gareth Gale, 6 Tom Holmes, 7 Dane Chisholm, 8 Craig Kopczak, 9 Connor Jones, 10 James Lockwood, 11 Brett Ferres, 12 Jesse Sene-Lefao, 13 Jack Bussey, 14 Matty Wildie, 15 John Davies, 16 Junior Moors, 17 Ben Hellewell, 18 Josh Hardcastle, 19 Callum Field, 20 Morgan Smith, 21 Luke Cooper, 22 Kyle Trout, 23 Loui McConnell, 24 Jacob Doyle, 25 Bayley Gill.

Halifax Panthers
1 James Woodburn-Hall, 2 Lachlan Walmsley, 3 Greg Worthington, 4 Joe Arundel, 5 James Saltonstall, 6 Cory Aston, 7 Joe Keyes, 8 Adam Tangata, 9 Brandon Moore, 10 Dan Murray, 11 Ben Kavanagh, 12 Matt Garside, 13 Jacob Fairbank, 14 Kyle Wood, 15 Elliot Morris, 16 Will Calcott, 17 Ed Barber, 18 Matty Gee, 19 Zack McComb, 20 Brad Knowles, 21 Titus Gwaze, 22 Ben Tibbs, 23 Liam Whitton, 24 Louis Jouffret, 25 Cole Oakley, 31 Kevin Larroyer.

London Broncos
Wellington Albert, Lewis Bienek, Will Blakemore, Dan Coates, Rhys Curran, Jude Ferreira (on loan), Brad Foster, Rian Horsman, Paulos Latu, Oliver Leyland, Will Lovell, Iliess Macani, Rob Oakley, Declan O’Donnell, Ronny Palumbo, Dean Parata, Will Ramsey, Rob Tuliatu, Paul Ulberg. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

Newcastle Thunder
Jake Anderson, Connor Bailey, Gideon Boafo, Jay Chapelhow, Ted Chapelhow, Mitch Clark, Nathan Clemmitt, Brad Day, Jesse Dee, Alex Donaghy, Josh Eaves, Alex Foster, Brad Gallagher, Sam Hallas, Jack Johnson, Evan Lawther, Pat Moran, Craig Mullen, Isaac Nikes, Lewis Peachey (on loan), Jake Shorrocks, Ukuma Ta’ai, Nathan Wilde, Josh Woods. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

Sheffield Eagles
Jason Bass, Connor Bower, Blake Broadbent, Jordan Bull, Matty Chrimes, James Davey, Brandon Douglas, Tyler Dickinson, Isaac Farrell, Joel Farrell, Josh Guzdek, Vila Halafihi, Tyler Hart, Evan Hodgson, Liam Johnson, James Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Ben Jones-Bishop, Liam Kirk, Bayley Liu, Ross Oakes, Martyn Reilly, Ben Sheils, Anthony Thackeray, Harry Tyson-Wilson, Will Wallis, Kris Welham, Kadeem Williams, Mikey Wood. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

Dion Aiye, Jake Bradley, Andrew Bulman, Liam Cooper, Andrew Dawson, Karl Dixon, Geronimo Doyle, Dave Eccleston, Will Evans, Guy Graham, Connor Holliday, Kieran Hudson, Ryan King, Josh Martin, Liam McAvoy, Jake Moore, James Newton, Callum Phillips, Glenn Riley, Chris Taylor, Tom Walker, Tom Wilkinson, Nikau Williams. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

Widnes Vikings
Kenny Baker, Liam Bent, Ollie Brookes, Aaron Brown, Danny Craven, Olly Davies, Tyler Dupree, Joe Edge, Owen Farnworth, Matty Fleming, Matty Fozard, Shane Grady, Dec Gregory, Brad Holroyd, Lewis Hulme, Ryan Ince, Adam Lawton, Joe Lyons, Levy Nzoungou, Jack Owens, Lloyd Roby, Matty Smith, Jake Spedding, Will Tilleke, Logan Tomkins, Steve Tyrer, Sam Wilde. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

Workington Town
Caine Barnes, Ethan Bickerdike, Joe Brown, Rhys Clarke, Alex Clegg, Harley Dawson, Jamie Doran, Conor Fitzsimmons, Carl Forber, Matty Henson, John Hutchings, Jake Lightowler, Elliott Miller, Marcus O’Brien, Jordan O’Leary, Zac Olstrom, Lee Postlethwaite, Adam Ramsden, Stevie Scholey, Evan Simons, Perry Singleton, Curtis Teare, Oscar Thomas, Jordan Thomson, Ciaran Walker, David Weetman, Ryan Wilson, Alex Young. Squad numbers yet to be announced.

York City Knights
1 Matty Marsh, 2 Joe Brown, 3 James Gloves, 4 Jacob Ogden, 5 Will Oakes, 6 Brendan O’Hagan, 7 Jamie Ellis, 8 Masi Matongo, 9 Will Jubb, 10 Jack Teanby, 11 Chris Clarkson, 12 Pauli Pauli, 13 Jordan Thompson, 14 Sam Davis, 15 Ronan Dixon, 16 Marcus Stock, 17 Danny Kirmond, 19 Liam Harris, 20 Kriss Brining, 21 Toby Warren, 22 Myles Harrison, 23 AJ Towse, 24 Ronan Michael (on loan), 25 Jack Logan, 26 Olly Butterworth.

A Big Thank You From The Rotary Club of Leigh

Leigh Centurions received a letter of thanks from Brian Mills who is the Secretary and Press Officer for the Rotary Club of Leigh, thanking us, and in particular Luis Roberts, Sam Stone and Jacob Jones.
Commenting on the lad’s efforts collecting on Saturday 18th December, Brian said; “The members of the Rotary Club of Leigh would like to say a big “Thank-You” to you and your players who helped us to collect for our charities this Christmas around the streets in Pennington.
We are pleased to say that we collected the magnificent sum of £602 which is way above what we expected for that relatively short collection route. This was an excellent contribution to our overall record total of just over £16000.
This will be of great benefit to the various organisations and people we will be helping over the next year, so we owe particular thanks to you and your very helpful players.”

Advent Calendar Day Twenty Four: Win A Meal For Two At Our Home Game Against Bradford Bulls

Behind the twenty four and final window of the Leigh Centurions advent calendar is the chance of winning a meal for two at our home game against Bradford Bulls on Valentines Day (14/02/22)! If you would like to win today’s advent calendar give away, all you have to do is email karen.roberts@leighrl.co.uk TODAY. The winner will be contacted in the coming days.

That’s all for this years Leigh Centurions advent calendar! Congratulations to all our winners and thank you all for your interaction over the last few weeks! All that’s left for us to do is wish you all the merriest Christmas and the happiest New Year!

A Christmas Message From Chairman – Mike Latham

On behalf of the Board of Directors we wish all our fans and supporters a very Happy and safe Christmas. We are very excited about the 2022 Season and cannot wait to welcome you back into LSV for the start of the Betfred Championship. The squad are an incredible group of athletes who are anticipating the noise levels from the North Stand with bated breath. We attach here a Christmas note from our Chairman, Mike Latham, who looks back at our rich RL history and also to the future.

See the letter from Mike here… Wishing you a wonderful festive season from all at Leigh Centurions.