Leigh Centurions: Bulls are “infatuated” with us says Beaumont

New Leigh signing Cory Paterson. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
New Leigh signing Cory Paterson. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont says Bradford need to concentrate on their own Championship challenge and stop worrying about what’s going on at the Sports Village.

Writing in his exclusive Leigh Observer column, Beaumont said a recent story mentioning the Centurions had caught his eye.

He noted: “I was amused by an article over the Pennines from Robbie Hunter-Paul, also quoting Steve Ferres the managing director of the Bulls.

“The article seemed to be all about Leigh and I just hope that their infatuation with Leigh doesn’t blinker them from challenges from other quarters in what will be a very strong league.

“I also hope that Steve Ferres doesn’t do their salary cap reconciliation if he thinks three is half of 13! We have allegedly signed half of the Salford team, who mustn’t have fit in there!

“For the record we signed Harrison Hansen and Cory Paterson, who were both contracted and ASKED for a release, and Rangi Chase who was dismissed and chased by numerous clubs.

“On the other hand Bradford signed two players we did release in Kurt Haggerty and Jonny Walker. I don’t expect us to be liked by the competition but it is always helpful when people get things in the right context and I am pleased that they are happy with what they have got, as I certainly am.”