Leigh Centurions given RFL punishment for ‘rule break’ after supporter misbehaviour

The RFL have reached an agreed decision with Leigh Centurions following incidents of supporter misbehaviour which breached the RFL’s Operational Rules in their Betfred Super League fixture at Wigan Warriors on August 1.

The club has been fined £7,500, of which £4,000 will be suspended until the end of the 2023 season, for failing to use Best Endeavours in terms of supporter behaviour.

The agreed decision involves the fine being invested in a plan of action to improve supporter behaviour, through high-profile support of the RFL’s Tackle it and Enjoy the Game campaigns related to discrimination and supporter behaviour.

Meanwhile, Leigh have set off a major rebuilding program in an attempt to earn promotion back to Super League after a difficult year back in the top flight.

The Centurions won just two games in 2021, but will be hoping for much more than that in 2022 under new head coach Adrian Lam.

Owner Derek Beaumont has also installed former Wakefield Trinity head coach as head of rugby whilst Tony Clubb will join Lam as his second-in-command, with the duo knowing each other from their time at the Wigan Warriors.

Leigh have been given odds as favourites to earn promotion, but will have to fight against the likes of Featherstone Rovers, Halifax Panthers, York City Knights and the Bradford Bulls.

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