Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp is anticipating a fired up Leigh team at the Big Fella’s Stadium on Sunday.
“For 60 minutes I thought we acquitted ourselves really well considering the state we were in injury-wise,” said Sharp.
“We were down to the bare bones and lost three players who couldn’t return to the field so to be 6-4 ahead after 60 minutes took a massive effort but I think ultimately it caught up with us.
“Those injuries and the ability to make changes and freshen people up was just a bridge too far for us. Put in context, it was a massive effort from everyone.
“I think Leigh are a fantastic team and will bounce back. Collectively, when you go to France it’s a good opportunity for blokes to get together and gel.
“They’ve had an opportunity on their travels to fix things up and talk about things. I’m sure they’re going to be a really tough proposition; they seem way ahead of everyone else at the minute.
“We need definitely to play at our best and really have a dig at them.”