Leigh look to keep momentum going against amateurs

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley
Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley
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PAUL Rowley says he will pick a strong side to take on Wigan St Pat’s in tonight’s third round Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie at the Sports Village.

But he admits some players will get a break after a demanding first four weeks of the Kingstone Press Championship season.

“There will be one or two new faces,” said Rowley. “But it won’t be a weakened team by any stretch of the imagination.

“Our reserve team at the moment is full of first team experience and they have been playing some good stuff. We also have a number of players coming back after injury and this gives them an opportunity.

“It is important for us to keep that momentum going which means being strong against St Pat’s.”

Centurions currently top the Championship after four straight wins. Having scored 52 points in their first three games, they were pushed all the way at Keighley before eventually getting home 28-26.

Despite the close call, Rowley was happy to take the points.

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