Leigh have made a couple of big statements as they prepare for their Super League return which in Round One will see them take on Salford Red Devils.
The 2022 Championship winners have made 12 signings including Warrington Wolves quintet Matt Davis, Oliver Holmes, Jack Hughes, Rob Mulhern and Jacob Gannon.
Meanwhile, Leeds Rhinos duo Tom Briscoe and Zak Hardaker join the club after making Grand Final appearances in 2022. They’re joined by young St Helens duo Tom Nisbet and Aaron Smith who joined Leigh permanently after loans spells in 2022.
Castleford Tigers’ Gareth O’Brien, Newcastle Thunder’s Nathan Wilde and Huddersfield Giants’ Ricky Leutele conclude their recruitment thus far but owner Derek Beaumont has confirmed that the club are still in the market especially for a middle forward.
However, all of this has las lives in the shadow of the decision to rebrand the club as the Leigh Leopards in 2023 after winning three trophies as the Centurions in 2022.
This was divisive to say the least and now Beaumont is going to give fans the chance to understand and question the rebrand at a fans forum on November 14th which is free for members despite the fact the event is trying to convince people to buy into the rebrand.
On this he said:
“This is a great opportunity for fans to understand the rebrand and reasoning behind it as well as to see where this has now progressed to following on from the initial launch.
“Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions of myself, Neil, and members of the performance team as well as to meet some of the current 2023 Super League squad.
“Whilst we obviously want to sell the club and our vision to those that haven’t taken up a membership, we felt it is right to allocate the tickets to attend the event to those who have become members given the reveal it will contain.”