Jukes relieved to have a break

Neil Jukes believes Leigh’s Challenge Cup exit against Hull KR could prove to be a blessing in disguise.

The Centurions will use their weekend off to recuperate ahead of a run of four successive away games starting at Widnes on 22nd June.

“While we want to be in the Challenge Cup this break has come at the perfect time,” Jukes told the Leigh Journal.

“We were down to eighteen bodies for the Wigan game – our half-back (Ryan Hampshire) played on the wing, our right back-row (Cory Paterson) played centre and the only person who didn’t play who was fit was James Green.

“There are teams in Super League who say they are busted, but there is no one more busted than us.

“I’m hoping to get four or five players back for Widnes and we can try and use the Wigan win to build a platform for the last four or five games.”

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