Centurions name squad to face Wildcats

Gareth Hock of Leigh Centurions. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Gareth Hock of Leigh Centurions. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

Gareth Hock returns to the Leigh squad for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round tie at Wakefield.

The former Salford and Wigan forward is in Leigh’s 19-man squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The teams have met one another on nine previous occasions in the competition and Leigh have still to record their first victory.

Club captain Oliver Wilkes was in the Wakefield side that defeated Leigh 54-0 in a fourth round tie in 2009, the last occasion the sides met.

Paul Rowley’s side extended their club record winning run to 24 games with last Sunday’s victory over Halifax in the Kingstone Press Championship.

The game will be televised live on BBC2 television and afterwards Leigh’s Wembley 1971 Cup-winning hero Tony Barrow will then help conduct the televised quarter-final draw.

The Leigh Centurions squad is as follows: 1 Gregg McNally, 3 Greg Worthington, 4 Tom Armstrong, 5 Liam Kay, 6 Martyn Ridyard, 7 Ryan Brierley, 8 Fuifui Moimoi, 9 Bob Beswick, 10 Oliver Wilkes, 12 Tommy Goulden, 13 Sam Barlow, 15 Jonny Pownall, 16 Michael Platt, 17 Ben Reynolds, 19 Kurt Haggerty, 20 Sam Hopkins, 21 Jamie Acton, 22 Andrew Dixon, 26 Gareth Hock.