Super League awaits. Leigh Centurions and Batley Bulldogs are both 80 minutes away from the top tier as they meet in the Championship Grand Final, the Million Pound Game.
Leigh host the game having finished top only losing one league fixture all season and not losing since they only just came up short against Hull KR in the Challenge Cup. Since then, they’ve won the 1895 Cup, overtaken Featherstone at the top of the Championship, won the League Leaders’ Shield and eased their way to the Grand Final where they are overwhelming favourites.
They’re taking on the ultimate underdogs, the Bulldogs. One of the league’s lowest spenders, Batley defied the odds to make it to the semi-finals for a second year in a row, but now are 80 minutes away from Super League after shocking Featherstone last week. Can they go all the way?
Leigh’s squad is as strong as it gets with some real star players included in the Adrian Lam’s squad including his son Lachlan and Championship Player of the Year Edwin Ipape as well as runner up John Asiata.
Batley meanwhile have also named a strong squad as you’d expect with standout names like Leeds Rhinos target Luke Hooley, winger Jonny Campbell and halfback Tom Gilmore. But do they have the quality needed to win?
Kick-off time and TV details
The game kicks off at 18:30.
TV coverage starts at 17:45 on Premier Sports 1.