Derek Beaumont announces T’Pau for St Helens clash

Fresh off the success of the spectacle that their opening home game was, Leigh Leopards will welcome another best-selling band to perform pre-match for their next game at the Leigh Sports Village.

There was huge anticipation for the Leopards’ first game back in Super League and for many reasons be it the rebrand, the return rugby or even the entertainment.

Beaumont had announced Scouting for Girls as pre-match entertainment whilst the Fire Girls performed at half-time during their mascot unveiling.

The result didn’t follow the spectacular show as Leigh went down to Salford by a score of 20-10 but the success of the evening still shone through, with almost 9,000 in attendance.

Leigh were on the road this weekend and will be on their away days again this coming round but in week four they host World Champions St Helens, and Beaumont has promised another show.

He had tweeted that there would be entertainment and that any lucky fan who could guess the performers would receive free tickets.

Plenty of guesses came in but he confirmed that the successful guess was T’Pau, the English pop group who were most prominent in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

During that time their debut album went to number one in the album chart highlighting their huge success and they’ll aim to emulate the success of Leigh’s opening round entertainment.

Results haven’t started to come on the pitch yet with two closes losses from two but Leigh’s off the pitch vision is certainly something to be admired, and something that could sway the likes of IMG.

Only recently did Beaumont talk about IMG and the need for clubs to provide entertainment and make going to games an event, rather than just a fixture.

Speaking to TalkSport, he said: “With something like IMG and bringing all new and fresh ideas, it it’s always only ever about the game of rugby then some will go home disappointed. We need to attract more people with things in and around the game.”

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