Leigh looking to name Hock for Salford clash

Leigh forward Gareth Hock
Leigh forward Gareth Hock
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Gareth Hock is in line to face his old club Salford in Saturday’s fifth round Challenge Cup tie.

Salford owner Marwan Koukash had warned that Hock was unable to face his old club as part of an agreement signed when the former Wigan forward was released by the club earlier this year.

This was disputed by Leigh and their director of rugby Derek Beaumont.

Today Leigh Centurions issued a short statement on the situation which reads: “Folllowing recent media speculation surrounding Gareth Hock’s availability for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Fifth Round tie against Salford Red Devils on Saturday 18 April 2015, Leigh Centurions and Gareth have sought legal advice and on the basis of that advice consider that Gareth will be available for selection for the match.

“The club are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting cup tie for both teams.”