Centurions can’t wait for Wolves test

Micky Higham
Micky Higham

LEIGH coach Paul Rowley says his players are not fazed by the prospect of facing Super League side Warrington in Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter final.

Although they have already knocked out two top flight sides in Salford and Wakefield, Leigh know Tony Smith’s side will pose a much sterner test.

But the Wolves were comprehensively beaten at Hull KR on Friday and their form has been somewhat inconsistent this year.

“We are all geared up for a mouth-watering Challenge Cup tie,” said Rowley after Leigh thrashed Sheffield 58-18.

“It is going to be huge occasion and we will take a lot of fans. I said when the draw was made we’d make it interesting.”

The recent signing of Micky Higham from Warrington strained relationships between the clubs but Rowley said: “The only thing that matters to me is the relationships between me and my players.

“I can tell you that our team spirit is wonderful. We are a close knit bunch and happy to be here. If they can say the same about their bunch they are very lucky.”

Rowley also refused to be drawn on whether Higham would play against Warrington. When he moved to Leigh, a statement from Warrington said he wouldn’t be able to play against them as part of the agreement.

“Let’s just see what happens,” said Rowley mischievously.