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Centurions boss Purtill happy to go into Cup test as underdogs

Leigh have no time to lick their wounds following their last-gasp defeat to Toronto at the Summer Bash in Blackpool.

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Macron Stadium

Challenge Cup semi-final double header announced

The 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finals will be played as a double header at Macron Stadium, Bolton on Sunday August 5.
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Leigh in action against Toronto. Photo: Paul McCarthy

RFL to investigate alleged incidents between Leigh Centurions and Toronto Wolfpack

The Rugby Football League has launched an investigation into a fracas involving the head coaches of rival Betfred Championship clubs Toronto Wolfpack and Leigh.

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Kieron Purtill. Photo: Paul McCarthy

Kieron Purtill appointed Leigh Centurions coach

Kieron Purtill has been appointed head coach of Leigh Centurions.

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The Challenge Cup

Leigh to face Salford in Challenge Cup

Leigh Centurions will face Salford in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.

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Keiron Cunningham and Derek Beaumont are hunting for a new head coach

Beaumont: I take responsibility for Leigh’s position

Both Derek Beaumont and Kieron Purtill have issued rallying cries after Leigh’s disappointing start to the season which has seen the club win just one of their first five games.

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Kurt Baptiste

Centurions slide as Baptiste goes home

Leigh Centurions lost 38-30 at home to Featherstone Rovers this afternoon.

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Micky Higham

Higham resumes playing career

Leigh Centurions have signed last year’s club captain Micky Higham on a full-time playing contract until the end of the season.

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Neil Jukes

Neil Jukes resigns as Leigh Centurions coach

Neil Jukes has resigned his position as Leigh coach after discussions with club owner Derek Beaumont.

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Mike Latham

Latham appointed Leigh chairman

Leigh Centurions have announced Mike Latham has been appointed Club Chairman.

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Leigh v Toronto

Leigh Centurions 12 Toronto Wolfpack 34

Leigh's Betfred Championship campaign could not have got off to a worse start as they were comprehensively outplayed by Toronto Wolfpack at Leigh Sports Village.

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Leigh players celebrate a try during their clash with Wigan last weekend. Photo: Paul McCarthy

Neil Jukes: Chance for Leigh Centurions to get things right

Neil Jukes will get another look at his new-look squad when they travel to St Helens for another preseason game on Friday.

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Tommy Grainey

Tributes to ex-Leigh ace Grainey

Former player and coach Tommy Grainey has died after a long illness at the age of 75.

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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham

Burnham’s ‘honour’ at RFL role

Andy Burnham has been named the new president of the Rugby Football League.

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Kurth Baptiste

Centurions sign Baptiste

Leigh Centurions have signed Kurt Baptiste on a one year contract until the end of November 2018.

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Gareth Widdop in action during the World Cup Final. NRL Photos

Widdop: Australia were just too good

England’s Gareth Widdop was proud in defeat as Australia ground out a 6-0 victory in the World Cup final.

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Kallum Watkins makes a break in the World Cup Final, but is brought down with an ankle tap. NRL Photos

Australia 6 England 0

England fell agonisingly short in their attempt to end a generation’s wait for glory as Australia ground out a tense 6-0 victory in the World Cup final.

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Gareth Widdop scores against Tonga

Widdop relieved after Tonga scare

Gareth Widdop was relieved England were able to hold off a late fightback from Tonga to reach the World Cup final for the first time in 22 years.

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England are in their first World Cup final since 1995

Tonga 18 England 20

England withstood a dramatic late fightback from a passionate Tonga to reach their first World Cup final for 22 years.

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Harrison Hansen. Photo: Paul McCarthy

Hansen agrees new deal

Harrison Hansen has agreed a new two-year contract with Leigh Centurions to the end of November 2019.

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