Leigh Centurions: New shirt design splits opinion

Ryan Brierley wearing the 2016 Leigh Centurions shirt
Ryan Brierley wearing the 2016 Leigh Centurions shirt
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THIS is Leigh’s controversial home shirt for 2016.

The mainly red shirt was revealed to the fans on Friday and appears to have polarised opinion among fans.

Modelled here by scrum-half Ryan Brierley, the design is some way off the traditional Leigh kit of red and white hoops.

But the club is reporting brisk pre-orders ahead of its release just before Christmas.

Manufactured by Kukri, the shirt features new main shirt sponsor AB Sundecks who have replaced 02. The away kit will only be revealed next year.

Leigh operations director Allan Rowley said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Kukri and equally delighted with the design of our home and alternative kits.

“The home kit is a completely new and modern design and the players will return to wearing predominantly cherry and white shorts and socks instead of the dark blue shorts and socks used last year. “The alternative kit looks equally fantastic and will be available early in the New Year. The Lancashire Red Rose has been sublimated into the design.”

Some fans are not convinced and it has generated heated debate on message boards and through Facebook and Twitter.

Adults shirts are £45 and juniors £35 and are should be available from Centurions’ Retail Outlet in Leigh Market by December 19. Pre-orders can be made with a £10 deposit.