Leigh set up Wire friendly

Championship side Leigh have arranged further friendlies with Super League sides Warrington and Harlequins.

Both the Centurions and the Wolves have agreed to field as strong a team as possible for this friendly which will be played just three weeks before the opening weekend of the engage Super League XVI.

Leigh and Warrington are both riding high, on the back of successful seasons in 2010. The Centurions turned their fortunes around from the previous year, finishing 3rd in the Championship. The wolves finished 3rd in Super League and lifted the Challenge Cup for the second year running.

Centurions Coach Ian Millward commented: “Last year’s friendly with Warrington was really beneficial to both teams. Warrington played us straight after returning from their warm weather training camp, fielding a strong team, and will be doing the same thing again this year.”

“12 months down the track, I believe that Leigh are in a much stronger position to be even more competitive than last year. We are more settled as a squad, and the new signings of both teams will be on show.”

Warrington will be looking to feature Mickey Higham, who began his professional playing career at Leigh, before moving to St Helens with Millward in 2001.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing how Anthony Nicholson will match up with Mickey Higham,” added Millward.

“Nicholson reminds me of Higham at the same sort of age. They are very similar players, and I think it will be great to see the two go head to head.”

The Centurions have revealed that they will also take on London’s Harlequins on January 30th, 3pm at Leigh Sports Village. This will be their 3rd pre-season game against Super League opposition, following the Christmas clash with Salford on December 27th.

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