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Saints to face Leigh in pre-season

Saints will prepare for their 2018 Betfred Super League campaign with a clash against Leigh Centurions at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday January 26.

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Stan Walmsley

Former Leigh star Walmsley dies

Former Leigh player Stan Walmsley has died in hospital in Spain at the age of 76.

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Geoff Fletcher

Tributes to great character of RL

One of the great characters of Rugby League has died at the age of 74.

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John Bateman in action against France. NRL Photos

Bennett: England problems can be fixed

There was a touch of deja vu for England coach Wayne Bennett after his side collected their second win of the World Cup without being totally convincing.

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George Williams in action against France. NRL Photos

England 36 France 6

Jermaine McGillvary put the bite into England as they flexed their muscles for the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a comprehensive 36-6 defeat of France in Perth.

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Leigh's new home kit

Centurions reveal new home kit

Leigh Centurions have revealed their new home playing kit as they prepare for the 2018 Championship campaign.

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Micky Higham. Picture: Paul McCarthy

Higham looks to next chapter of career

Former Great Britain hooker Micky Higham has called time on his 19-year playing career.

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Leigh will start their season at home to Toronto

Wolfpack up first for Leigh

Leigh Centurions will welcome Toronto Wolfpack to LSV for their first Championship game of 2018.

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Leigh fans will see their side take on Toronto at Bloomfield Road

Leigh to face Wolfpack at Summer Bash

Toronto Wolfpack face a tough challenge on their Summer Bash debut after they were paired with recently relegated Leigh.

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Sean O'Loughlin in action against Australia. NRL Photos

Australia 18 England 4

England pushed holders Australia all the way in an enthralling World Cup opener before conceding eight points in the last five minutes to go down 18-4 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.

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Drew Hutchinson

Centurions snap-up NRL ace Hutchinson

Australian half-back Drew Hutchison has become the latest player to join Leigh’s quest for an immediate return to Super League.

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Sir Bobby Charlton, one of football's great champions

Few have left a greater mark on football than mesmerising midfielder and all-round gentleman Sir Bobby Charlton, who turned 80 this week.
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The cancellations are in addition to the train strikes which has seen a significant amount of trains taken out of service today.

Some trains cancelled from Wigan to Manchester due to flooding

Several trains have been cancelled this morning from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria due to flooding, says Northern.
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Ben Crooks

Leigh hand permanent deal to Crooks

Leigh Centurions have signed Castleford Tigers centre Ben Crooks for a five figure transfer fee on a two year contract until the end of November 2019.

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Danny Tickle is dejected

Jukes: People lose jobs and it’s sickening

Leigh boss Neil Jukes questioned how the Million Pound Game could sit with rugby league’s policy on mental health.

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Last year's Grand Final between Wigan and Warrington

Grand Final to remain at Old Trafford

Super League (Europe Ltd) and Manchester United have confirmed an agreement has been reached for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at Old Trafford for another three years.

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Neil Jukes

Jukes job safe at Centurions

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont has promised to keep head coach Neil Jukes in his job if they are relegated on Saturday and, in a sign of his intent, has handed ex-St Helens boss Keiron Cunningham a new three-year contract as head of rugby.

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Micky Higham could be making his final appearance for his hometown club if he plays this weekend

Jukes: We’ve got momentum ahead of Million Pound Game

So it comes down to this ... one more win for Leigh will see them play in Super League next season.

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Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
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Micky Higham is hoping to return to the side from injury

Jukes: Playing for our futures

With just two games of the Super 8 qualifiers remaining, Leigh coach Neil Jukes knows there can be no room for error as the club strives to retain its Super League Status.

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