Centurions face tough start

Mick Govin has rejoined Leigh
Mick Govin has rejoined Leigh

Leigh Centurions are more than happy with the scheduled start to the 2014 Kingstone Press Championship season.

Head Coach Paul Rowley had no complaints about a fixture compilation that had the Centurions starting against the side that dramatically ended their 2013 campaign, Batley Bulldogs before an away trip to Barrow and a home clash against Whitehaven gets the season firmly under way.

“It’s always good to start your season with a home tie, and certainly Batley is a fixture that should ensure we get a big crowd on the opening day.”

Rowley said: “But to be fair , after that we take it as it comes. There is nothing we can do about it yet and we will start to focus on the way the fixtures pan out as we get into the season properly. Certainly it is an interesting start and we do get an opportunity to pay back Batley for finishing our season prematurely.

“It does seem that we have Swinton on Good Friday with no Easter Monday fixture, which is a good thing especially if playing twice in four days would have meant a blank weekend early on.”

Meanwhile the Centurions have re-signed hooker Mick Govin on a one year contract. Govin came from Leigh Miners Rangers and originally turned professional with Warrington before linking with Leigh in 2004.