Leigh-Toronto opener to be shown live on Premier Sports

James Gordon

The Betfred Championship opener between Leigh and Toronto at Leigh Sports Village will be televised live on Premier Sports.

There had been controversy in recent weeks over the advertisement that all Wolfpack games will be broadcast in 2018, despite there apparently being no agreement with the other clubs.

Following discussions between Centurions owner Derek Beaumont and CEO Matthew Chantler and Toronto officials Brian Noble and Martin Vickers, the situation has been clarified.

Beaumont said: “As any business man would, I took exception to the fixture being advertised without any communication or my knowledge or agreement. I have often put the good of the game above my Club’s self interest and after a chat with (RFL acting CEO) Ralph Rimmer on Saturday and the subsequent meeting today it is clear to me that this is one of those occasions.

“This is not about money as we will not receive a payment, as neither do Toronto. It is merely a matter of respect. I am looking forward to welcoming the Toronto officials and any of their fans able to make the trip and to also showcase via Premier Sports to the Canadian public how we put on an event at Leigh Sports Village.”

The game takes place on Sunday February 4 at 3pm.