Leigh’s clash with Wigan put back to give fans chance to attend

Leigh have pushed their Super League derby with Wigan back a few days to May 17 to give fans the chance to attend the match.

The Centurions’ round six fixture was due to take place on the weekend of May 14-16 at Leigh Sports Village but will now take place on the Monday, the day from which limited crowds could return to stadiums under the Government’s planned easing of lockdown.

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to personally thank (Wigan) for unselfishly agreeing to our request to move this fixture to enable our season ticket holders the opportunity to celebrate a return to watching our club with a derby game against our neighbours – a tie that every Leigh fan puts at the top of their list.

“This demonstrates the good relationship between the clubs and I hope when we visit the DW Stadium, full crowds are allowed with restrictions removed so our supporters can show their appreciation.”

Leigh say the move is subject to there being no changes to the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown and the game could return to its original date if the Government pushes back the return of crowds beyond May 17.

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