Challenge Cup draw couldn’t have been tougher says Leigh boss Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley
Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley

Leigh coach Paul Rowley says his side could not have had a tougher Challenge Cup draw than Leeds at Headingley.

The Kingstone Press Championship leaders have won 11 successive games in 2014 - the longest winning run in rugby league.

But Super League giants Leeds are in red hot form and are the bookies’ favourites to win the Challenge Cup again.

“It could not have been tougher,” said Rowley.

“Leeds look to be playing their full strength team every week this season and are formidable opponents, especially at Headingley.

“But the tie is some weeks away and our focus is purely on Sunday when we go to Featherstone. We have an unbeaten record in 2014 which we are fiercely proud of.”

Centurions beat Featherstone on Sunday at the Sports Village in an exciting fifth round Challenge Cup tie but league points are at stake when the sides meet again at the Big Fellas Stadium.