Leigh Centurions’ opening game in the Championship moved

Leigh Centurions are back in the Championship.

For the third time, Leigh have been relegated back to the second-tier after just one season in Super League.

However, after some smart recruitment including the signing of former NRL centre John Asiata, they’re in a good position to return to the top flight next season if they can topple main promotion rivals Featherstone Rovers this year.

An important start to life back in the Championship will be key to Leigh’s desired return to the Super League and their league campaign begins with a home game against Whitehaven however this fixture has now been moved.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday January 29th at 3pm and was going to be the opening game of the season with the rest of the league kicking off on the Sunday before York host Featherstone in the first Monday night fixture to be shown on Premier Sports.

However, Leigh’s game against Whitehaven has now been moved to the Sunday alongside the other five Championship fixtures but will still kick-off at 3pm.

This is due to stadium availability according to a statement released by the club on Twitter this morning.

Before that, Leigh will travel over to St Helens for Alex Walmsley’s testimonial having beaten the Saints in Tommy Makinson’s testimonial in 2021.

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