Kingstone Press Championship Round 8 preview: Sheffield Eagles v Leigh Centurions

Sheffield Eagles go into the game against league leaders Leigh Centurions in fine form, according to coach Mark Aston.

“We were outstanding on Monday against Featherstone,” he said. “It’s been tough with three games in eight days but we’re relieved to get the three victories and got better the more we played.

“I’ve been hard on the players in the last six to eight weeks because I’ve known that this next month has some real tough fixtures for us. Against Featherstone the switch was turned on, away we went and we hit a bit of form so going into the game at the weekend we’ve got a bit of form on us.

“We’re confident about playing the top team in the competition who have won all their games. They are the benchmark so it’s going to be a really enthralling game and a tough game because it’s going to be physical. We’re really looking forward to it.”

Paul Rowley, the Leigh Centurions coach, said: “It’s two form teams coming together. Everyone is looking forward to it, I know Sheffield are and so are we. Something’s got to give. We’ll take big numbers and hopefully Sheffield will bring their merry band as well and it should be a good game.”

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