Revenge not an issue for Centurions

Leigh Centurions top the Kingstone Press Championship after Sunday's win over London. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh Centurions top the Kingstone Press Championship after Sunday's win over London. Photo: Brian King.

LEIGH boss Paul Rowley has played down any talk of revenge ahead of his side’s trip to Doncaster on Sunday.

Last season, Doncaster were the only side to defeat Centurions in a league game. Their 24-16 success back in July ended Leigh’s 18 match winning streak in the league.

After that, Leigh went on to claim the League Leader’s Shield and won the Grand Final. In fact, Leigh have not lost a game since – their win over London on Sunday was their 13th in a row.

“We don’t believe we have a right to win every game,” said Rowley.

“There’s no talk of revenge and no points to prove. We beat Doncaster in the play-offs and won the Grand Final so that was it for us.”

Rowley rates Doncaster highly even though they have had a winless start to the 2015 season.

“It’s hard to know which of their dual reg players will be involved but Doncaster are a decent team,” said Rowley.

“Their player-coach Paul Cooke and chief executive Carl Hall will spend all week talking up Leigh’s chances and saying what a good club we are.

“But behind closed doors they believe they are a top four side with plenty of ambition who will fancy their chances against us.”

Doncaster lost 33-6 at Workington last Sunday. They narrowly lost their first two games of the season at London and then at home to Featherstone Rovers.