Higham relishing O’Loughlin and Leuluai reunion

New Zealand international Tommy Leuluai and Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin are two players Leigh skipper Micky Higham is particularly looking forward to playing against tomorrow.

Leigh will face Wigan in Super League for the first time in 12 years, after picking up their first two points of the season against St Helens.

“It’s nice to see Tommy back who I had two good years with,” Higham told Love Rugby League.

“Sean O’Loughlin is another one who is still pulling the strings for them.

“He’s a great player and a great leader so it’s always nice to test yourself against some of the best.”

There is excitement and tension in the Leigh camp ahead of their local derby against Wigan according to Higham.

“I think all the lads are buzzing this week,” he said.

“There are probably a little bit of nerves setting in which is a good thing at times.”

Higham, 36, is excited about going back to the DW Stadium after spending several years with the Cherry and Whites earlier on in his career.

“I had three good years there and I always enjoy going back to the DW,” he said.

“It’s a great stadium which is always full.”

If Leigh want to prove they belong in Super League good performances in big matches like the one against the current world champions are vital, according to Higham.

“These are the games you have to perform in,” he said.

“We don’t want to be a team that comes up and goes straight back down.

“We want to try and consolidate and be here for a long time to come.”

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