Centurions hope to attract fans old and new

Leigh players celebrate a try at Warrington. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Leigh players celebrate a try at Warrington. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
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PAUL Rowley hopes Saturday’s exciting Challenge Cup tie against Warrington will encourage lapsed fans to return to the Sports Village.

The Leigh coach also hopes anyone who saw his side play for the first time on BBC One will be tempted to come and see the likes of Ryan Brierley, Fuifui Moimoi and Gregg McNally ‘live’.

While disappointed to lose out in a high scoring Challenge Cup quarter final, Rowley was pleased with his side’s performance.

“The game was a good showcase for what we are about,” he said.

“I’d be very surprised if people watching at home weren’t gripped.

“It raised awareness – not just of us as a club – but the town of Leigh to a big nationwide audience.”

More than 4,000 fans made the short trip to the Halliwell Jones Stadium which is more than the average crowd for a Centurions home game.

Rowley has called on all those supporters to get behind them as the business end of the season approaches.

“The noise and atmosphere the fans generated really did make a difference to the players and the occasion as a whole,” said Rowley.

“I hope that any lapsed fans, old fans or new fans will be back for more. The club is growing.”