In the Centurion this week
20 June 2012
CEO TREVOR BARTON speaks of the club's aspirations for the future.
Head Coach PAUL ROWLEY looks back at the Batley game and expresses his delight at the atmosphere generated by the crowd and the presence of the new Players Association members - many of whom he played with - Murphy, Ashcroft....... only joking Paul!
JOHN DUFFY is resting his back this week, so we've included a feature on the Northern Rail Emerging Schools competition.
DAVE PARKINSON reports on the Batley victory, updates all his statistics, and approaches the ‘Our Visitors' feature from a different perspective. ‘Facts ‘N Stats is missing this week, (although he's got Featherstone's) but will be back for the Dewsbury game.
‘Love Rugby League's' TONY WILLIAMS compares some high scoring Sooper Dooper League clashes, with the more defence - orientated Aussie games, and predicts that it doesn't bode well for when we meet them at international level.
Unfortunately, DARYL POWELL has joined the select band of coaches, who have made themselves unavailable to talk to us, (along with John Stankevitch and Karl ‘kick the bottle' Harrison) so the excellent GARETH WALKER has filled the breach with his thought-provoking Championship v Championship Exiles teams. He selects five each, from Rovers and Leigh, but are they the ones you would select?
Director JOHN RODDY reveals the club's exciting new initiative. (to be revealed at the new website launch, and the Featherstone game)
WAYNE KEEGAN and MAURICE JONES provide us with a double bill of photos this week, from the Sheffield and Batley games. We thought of running a ‘spot the Eagles' fan' competition, from their photos, but he didn't appear on any of them!
ALAN EDGE discusses publicity, love, Chris Hill, Rangi again, (the flat cap man's dream, he is!) and the Bulls.
Leigh M.R's JEFF GORSE looks at home advantage, citing some examples in the Conference as to why playing at home IS an advantage and Leigh East's TERRY GORMAN looks to an improvement in East's playing record in the second half of the season.
RICHIE BLACKMORE invites your emails on the hot topics in RL.
LYNDA PIKE has a comprehensive update on LISA news and again issues a plea for help for a local youngster and his mum.
Ex player JASON DONOHUE presents an update on the Leigh Centurions Players Association, in conjunction with Dave Parkinson.
Once again, there is the usual squad information, and Lottery, Commercial, Junior Centurions and Touchdown news - and incredibly ‘The Centurion' is still a snip at just £2.50.
Make sure to buy your copy good and early.