Leigh Leopards got their season off to a start in round three with an impressive late win over Hull KR, however that winning feeling could be short lived as they’ll host St Helens on Friday night.
Facing St Helens is always a tough but when it’s a St Helens side coming off a loss then it makes the task even harder as Wellens’ men will be keen to get back into winning ways.
For Leigh though they’ll be delighted with their performance in round three as they constantly stuck with a strong Hull KR side before snatching the win late on.
One player who shone in that game though is unavailable, Ben Reynolds being hit with a two game ban for a Grade D charge of dangerous contact and that will be a huge blow for Adrian Lam’s men.
On the flip side though they face a St Helens side who are without a trio of suspended stars with Sione Mata’utia, Curtis Sironen and Konrad Hurrell all set to miss this fixture.
Lam has named his 21-man squad and it features plenty of the talent that helped them secure their first win of the season.
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Adrian Lam has named his twenty-one man squad to face the World Champions on Friday night in the Leopards Den. 🐆#Leythers pic.twitter.com/O4w5z8hPRB
— Leigh Leopards (@LeighLeopardsRL) March 8, 2023
Reynolds is replaced with Tom Nisbett but otherwise the Leopards are unchanged which will give them a huge confidence boost.
They’re still without their Love Island star Keanan Brand who has departed the reality TV show and returned to England, although it’s unclear what his future holds.