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Centurions’ prop Maria out for months

Antoni Maria is the latest player to be struck by Leigh’s Super League injury curse.

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Harrison Hansen in action last Friday. Photo: Paul McCarthy

Jukes vows ‘we’ll scrap to the end’

Leigh coach Neil Jukes has challenged his players to bounce back from their Super League opening night defeat at Castleford when they welcome Leeds Rhinos to the Sports Village on Friday.

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Castleford Tigers' Junior Moors(right) is tackled by Leigh Centurions' Eloi Pelissier

Castleford 44 Leigh 16

Luke Gale racked up 24 points as Castleford hit the ground running in their season opener and gave Leigh a rude awakening on their return to Super League.

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New signing: Atelea Vea

Centurions’ Vea has so much to pass on

Atelea Vea has admitted that Super League has been a real learning curve for him as he settles into his new club Leigh Centurions.

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Leigh Centurions have signed Curtis Naughton on loan

New man Naughton in line for Tigers test

Curtis Naughton is in line to face Castleford this Friday after arriving at the Centurions on a season-long loan.

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Neil Jukes

Leigh Centurions 36 Desbury Rams 4

Two tries from Atelea Vea were the highlight of a functional seven-try victory over a hard working Dewsbury Rams in the Centurions final warm up game for Super League.

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Adam Higson suffered a rib injury against Wigan. Photo: Paul McCarthy

Jukes made to sweat on injured duo

Leigh are anxiously awaiting the results of scans on Gregg McNally and Adam Higson after the backs suffered injuries during Sunday’s pre-season win over Wigan at the Sports Village.

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Michael McIlorum wasn't playing, but led Wigan Warriors our for his testimonial match against Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions 50 Wigan 10

Wigan conceded 44 points without reply as they were comfortably beaten in Micky McIlorum’s testimonial match.

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Micky Higham

Higham: Centurions derbies against Wigan will have everyone buzzing this year

Micky Higham has labelled Leigh’s Battle of the Borough opponents Wigan as the biggest and best derby for the Centurions.

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Neil Jukes

Jukes: Confidence high ahead of kick-off

Neil Jukes says his players are full of confidence ahead of the new Super League season after a successful warm weather training camp in Lanzarote.

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Neil Jukes

Centurions enter dual-reg partnership with Sheffield Eagles

Super League’s Leigh Centurions have entered a dual-registration agreement with Sheffield Eagles for the 2017 season.

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Australian star Glenn Stewart and local lad Adam Higson are gearing up for Leighs return to Super League. They will face champions Wigan in a friendly this month, ahead of their two regular season derbies

Five hopes for a Super year

Drew Darbyshire looks forward to the 2017 season

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James Clare

Clare will be a big hit

James Clare has become the latest player to join Leigh Centurions ahead of the 2017 Betfred Super League campaign.

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Police and ambulance services are currently attending athree-car accident on the M6 Northbound.

UPDATE: All lanes now re-opened after three-car smash on M6

All lanes have now re-opened following an earlier three-car accident on the M6 Northbound.
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Glenn Stewart

Aussie star Stewart finds a home from home

New signing Glenn Stewart has revealed that the transition in moving from the South of France to Leigh has been stress-free.

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Micky Higham in training. Picture: Paul McCarthy

Higham: Reality of Super League is hitting home

Micky Higham says he is immensely proud to be leading Leigh Centurions into Super League.

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Micky McIlorum (right) missed most of last season through injury

Leigh to face Wigan for McIlorum’s testimonial

Leigh will host Wigan on January 22 as a testimonial game for their hooker Micky McIlorum.

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Fuifui Moimoi

Moimoi joins Wolfpack

Toronto Wolfpack have signalled their intention to make their mark on English rugby league with the signing of former Leigh and New Zealand international Fuifui Moimoi.

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Australia's Cameron Smith lifts the Four Nations trophy. The Kangaroos are also World Champions

North America to host Rugby League World Cup

North America has been given the go-ahead to host the 2025 World Cup.

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Australia's Cameron Smith (centre) lifts the trophy with his team-mates after the Four Nations Final

Australia 34 New Zealand 8

Australia restored the world order with a hugely-impressive 34-8 victory over New Zealand in a disappointingly one-sided Ladbrokes Four Nations final at Anfield.

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