Rowley: Centurions can be proud of record winning run

Fuifui Moimoi of Leigh Centurions. Photo: Brian King
Fuifui Moimoi of Leigh Centurions. Photo: Brian King

PAUL Rowley says it will take years maybe decades for the weight of his team’s club record winning to run to be fully recognised.

On Sunday, Leigh suffered their first defeat in almost a year and it brought to an end one of the most incredible winning sequences in the history of rugby league. In fact it was just a few away from the all-time record of 30 set by Wigan.

London’s 29-20 win at The Hive meant Leigh’s winning run did not extend beyond 27 and while there was obvious disappointment at the result, there was also a lot of pride in the Centurions camp.

It’s a sequence which has included a Grand Final win and also notable Challenge Cup successes against Super League opposition in Salford and Wakefield.

“It’s probably something that we will only appreciate looking back,” said Rowley. “When you’re in the middle of a run like that you don’t really look beyond the next game.

“We will beat ourselves up about the run ending in the short term but one day, we will sit back and be satisfied with what we have done.

“I am proud of the lads. The way they have represented the club and the town has been magnificent.”