Leigh Centurions announce lovely gesture for Des Drummond

Yesterday, rugby league legend Des Drummond passed away at the age of 63.

The Great Britain international endeared himself to supporters across the planet starring for plenty of clubs including Warrington and the Western Suburbs in Australia.

But his legacy at Leigh is perhaps unrivalled after scoring 26 tries in the 1981-82 campaign as Leigh won the title, which is still their most recent Championship, having also figured in their Lancashire Cup triumph early that season.

An outstanding right winger, he made the number two shirt his own so today Leigh and Whitehaven fans will be invited to commence in a two minute applause on the two minute mark during today’s Championship opener as the Centurions look to return to the top flight.

Two minutes of applause at the two minute mark for Leigh’s greatest ever number two.

The idea originated with Leigh owner Derek Beaumont who Tweeted this morning: “Devastating news to learn of the loss of an absolute legend in Dessie Drummond. A hero to me and many in my childhood and an ever present at the club.”

He then stated that he would be clapping for two minutes after two minutes of the game and requested Leigh supporters join him.

Following this Leigh’s official Twitter page confirmed that there would be “a two minute round of applause for the late, great Des Drummond.”

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