Derek Beaumont reveals “big NRL interest” as he defends rebrand citing impressive numbers

One of the biggest stories going into 2023 has been the rebrand of Leigh Centurions as the Leigh Leopards which has more than divided opinion.

However, what you have to admit is that it has certainly got people talking and the release of their striking and garish new shirts for 2023 has only furthered this.

Thus, in a lot of ways it has to be seen as a success because people are talking about the club which is massive for marketing for the Leigh Leopards.

That said, there are of course a lot of naysayers but owner Derek Beaumont has taken to Twitter to shoot these down revealing that there are more members, shirt sales and media coverage than ever before.

He also revealed that there is “big interest” from the NRL down under.

“I have the facts more members than previous season tickets. More shirt sales more media coverage bigger in every aspect! Brand in everyone’s heads good or bad and big interest in us from NRL.”

The Leopards have done some amazing transfer business too.

They signed Grand Finalists from Leeds Rhinos from Tom Briscoe and Zak Hardaker as well as Huddersfield Giants star Ricky Leutele and five players from Warrington Wolves.

Meanwhile, they are expected to make further signings including Wigan Warriors youngster Umyla Hanley and potentially a middle forward.

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