Higham to bow out against Wigan

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Micky Higham will play for the last time when Leigh host Wigan in a pre-season friendly on Sunday January 21 at Leigh Sports Village.

Higham, 37, recently revealed he was to hang up his boots and take on an off-field role with the Centurions, who were relegated from Super League with defeat in the Million Pound Game against Catalans.

The hooker made more than 500 appearances in his career for Leigh, St Helens, Wigan and Warrington, as well as representing England and Great Britain.

He won three Challenge Cup winners medals with the Wolves and the 2002 Super League Grand Final with Saints.

Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to thank Ian Lenagan, Kris Radlinski and Shaun Wane for continuing with the Battle of the Borough. It is great that we can have such a good relationship with our neighbours at the same time as our respective sets of fans enjoying some fierce rivalry.

“It is great to test yourself against a side that has always been at the top of the game and it provides a benchmark for the start of the season. I am particularly looking forward to seeing Micky play his last game in a Leigh shirt and having also played for Wigan it’s perhaps a great setting for his finale.

“Micky has been a legend in the game and is a legend of a bloke and a great role model to his own children and those in the rugby community. I hope he gets the fitting send off he deserves.”

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