Gareth Moore insists Leigh are beatable

Featherstone Rovers halfback Gareth Moore is confident that his team have the quality to beat Leigh in the Championship Grand Final this weekend.

The Centurions have been in awesome form for the majority of 2014, losing just one league game all year.

The Championship Team of the Year was liberally scattered with Leigh players, while the team also ran Leeds close in the Challenge Cup.

Nevertheless, Moore thinks that Paul Rowley’s team are not invincible, and that a victory at Headingley is within Fev’s grasp.

“They’ve had a great season and have some quality players but they are beatable,” he said.

“To lose only two games all season is a real achievement. I watched their game against Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup and they should have won that.

“We’ve got a game plan and we’ll be training a few times this week to make sure everything is in place for Sunday.

“I’ll need to match up to players like Martyn Ridyard on Sunday, he’s had a good season. On the day form goes out of the window. We’re up for it.

“It’s been a while since I last played at Headingley. It’s a great atmosphere when the crowd gets behind you.

“I remember playing there against Kyle Eastmond in the under-18s Academy Grand Final for Leeds. We used to really get under one another’s skins on game day!”

Moore also acknowledges that there is a weight of expectation on the players, which comes with representing a club with such as fine history and tradition as Featherstone Rovers.

“There is a lot more pressure on you playing at Featherstone,” he added.

“It was difficult moving here at first but the group has become closer and this is the perfect end to a hard year.

“I enjoyed my time at Batley and their chairman Kevin Nicholas has always said he wants me back at some point in my career to top their all-time scorers’ chart.

“Last year was unexpected for Batley to get to the final and we surprised everyone. It was a special moment for all involved.

“The experience against Sheffield has definitely helped me shape the way I am approaching this final. I’ll be changing a few things here and there.”

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