Rhinos praise means a lot says Leigh boss Rowley

Leigh Centurions defenders move in to halt Ryan Hall of Leeds Rhinos
Leigh Centurions defenders move in to halt Ryan Hall of Leeds Rhinos

LEIGH must put their Tetley’s Challenge Cup disappointment behind them quickly as they face two games in five games at the Sports Village.

Paul Rowley’s side pushed Super League giants Leeds Rhinos until the dying minutes at Headingley in last Friday’s quarter final before a late flurry of points ended their chances of what would have been one of the competition’s greatest ever upsets.

The effort and determination shown by the part-timers from Leigh won them plenty of admirers and some how even credited them with breathing life into the Challenge Cup.

“When people of the calibre of Jamie Peacock, Brian McDermott and Kevin Sinfield speak highly of you, you can’t help but feel the club is moving in the right direction,” said Rowley.

“I have played alongside Jamie and Kevin and I respect them enormously. So to hear some of the things they said after the game really means a lot.

“People have been complimentary of me and my team but also of the club in general.”

Centurions now return to Kingstone Press Championship action, with games against Halifax on Wednesday and Barrow on Sunday.