Oh Leigh do like to be beside the seaside

Leigh's Oliver Wilkes and Paul Wood of Featherstone enjoy the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool
Leigh's Oliver Wilkes and Paul Wood of Featherstone enjoy the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool

LEIGH skipper Oliver Wilkes says he is looking forward to the first ever Summer Bash weekend in Blackpool.

Centurions will battle Featherstone in a repeat of last year’s Grand Final this Sunday.

Ahead of the game, Wilkes and representatives from the other Championship teams enjoyed a day out in the seasisde resort.

Wilkes, who scored the match-winning try for Centurions against his old club Wakefield in last weekend’s Challenge Cup tie, took on The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Following the thrilling experience, the 35 year old put a different set of playing skills to the test, taking on some of the park’s many arcade games including the ‘basketball’ game which was given a fitting rugby twist – all before the eyes of admiring families.

Wilkes said: “Visiting the Pleasure Beach was a lot of fun, a welcome treat after training really hard over the past few weeks. The lads have shown real devotion and we can’t wait for our Summer Bash game to start.

“One thing is for sure, this weekend’s trip to Blackpool won’t be anywhere near as relaxed as the last one! We’re expecting a tough battle, but we’re confident we can get a good result for our fans, who once again will be right behind us.”