Rowley demands repeat performance from Centurions

Leigh clash with featherstone again on Sunday. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh clash with featherstone again on Sunday. Photo: Brian King.

LEIGH boss Paul Rowley has challenged his side to repeat their Challenge Cup success against Featherstone when the sides meet again in the Championship on Sunday.

“It doesn’t matter if we are playing Featherstone in the Shaw Cup, the Challenge Cup or the World Club Challenge,” he said.

“We want to beat them every time we play them and preserve our unbeaten record which we are fiercely proud of.”

Leigh have won their last 11 games – the longest winning run in the sport – and currently top the Kingstone Press Championship.

On Monday they were drawn away to favourites Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter finals but Rowley says he is only interested in the next game.

“We could not have received a more difficult draw,” he said.

“But we will think about that when the time comes.

“All we are focusing on is going to Featherstone and keeping this run going.

“Leigh and Featherstone showed on Sunday that we are two quality teams.

“But what happened last week doesn’t matter now. I feel we have got plenty of improvement in us and we are working hard.

“We do not go to Featherstone overconfident – we are respectful of our opponents – and expect another tough game.”