Barry Eaton: We’re expecting a backlash from Leigh


Hunslet coach Barry Eaton is expecting Leight to attack his side, all guns blazing.

Leigh threw away a 22-0 lead against Sheffield last weekend to lose 23-22.

Hunslet face Leigh on Sunday at the Leigh Sports Village, and Eaton is relishing the challenge.

He said: “Recent results have indicated that Leigh will be right up there this season even though they let a big lead slip against Sheffield.

“We’re expecting a bit of a backlash from that and this week will be another benchmark for us to test ourselves.”

Hunslet have a 100 per cent record going into the game, having defeated both Swinton and Whitehaven. 

And Eaton admits his side are playing far from their best.

He said: “They’ve been good wins but we’re certinatly not getting carried away.

“At this moment in time we’ve got some players that want to knuckle down and prove a point that they deserve to be at this level.”