Hock set to make Centurions debut

Gareth Hock
Gareth Hock
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Leigh Centurions have named their 19-man squad ahead of Easter Monday’s Kingstone Press Championship Round 8 game against Workington Town at LSV (1-30pm).

Great Britain and England International Gareth Hock is included in the squad for the first time after becoming free from suspension.

If selected Bob Beswick will make his 100th appearance for Leigh Centurions and Martyn Ridyard is five goals short of becoming only the fourth player in history to kick 500 goals for the Club. Adam Higson returns to the squad after injury, having not played since the Round One victory over Bradford Bulls.

Liam Kay has scored at least one try in each of his last eight games to equal Steve Halliwell’s record in the 1985-86 season. Only Mick Martyn, who scored tries in 11 successive games in 1959 has bettered that sequence in club history.

Leigh Centurions extended their club record winning run to 18 games with Good Friday’s 42-6 victory at Hunslet Hawks but will come against Phil Veivers’ Workington Town in good form following their 40-0 victory over Whitehaven.

Leigh Centurions squad: McNally, Higson, Worthington, Armstrong, Kay, Ridyard, Brierley, Moimoi, Beswick, Goulden, Barlow, Penkywicz, Pownall, Platt, Hopkins. Acton, Dixon, Hock, Emmitt.