Beaumont reveals financial issues of weekend’s loss

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has been more active than usual on social media in recent days and weeks.

But, regardless of your opinion on him, he always speaks the truth.

And, following Leigh’s 64-0 thrashing at the hands of Catalans Dragons yesterday, the outspoken chairman took to Twitter to show just how easy it would have been to cancel the fixture and take a 24-0 hit with a massive fine on the top of that.

Instead, Beaumont took the decision to fly his team out there – at a cost of £36,000 – in a bid to maintain his and the competition’s integrity.

The Leigh owner also pointed to the fact that his side are having their own COVID issues amidst the increasingly uncertain times in rugby league.

Credit to Beaumont and the Centurions, though, it would have been easier to take the financial punishment alongside yet another loss.

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1 year ago

DB is aware that Catalan have been doing this trip every other week for about 12 years now ?
And its funded by themselves…………………