RFL confirms venue for Million Pound Game following Leigh Centurions’ thrashing of Featherstone Rovers

The Million Pound Game is heralded as such to make the Championship Grand Final that bit more exciting.

This year it will be the top two Championship teams rather than the hysteria of the Middle 8s where Super League teams have the chance to get relegated.

However, it has been thought all year that the team that finishes top will be given home advantage in the play-off final, otherwise what is the advantage of finishing top?

Yet, with the Championship Summer Bash well underway at Headingley, Premier Sports pundit Ross Fiddes apparently revealed that the Million Pound Game will be held at Headingley, too.

It would be the first time since 2008 that a Championship Grand Final will have been held on neutral ground instead of the stadium of the higher-ranked side.

However, after contacting the RFL, Serious About Rugby League can confirm that the Million Pound Game will be held at the home of the highest-ranked side – not the neutral venue of Headingley.

That is widely expected to be the Leigh Sports Village – the home of Leigh Centurions who have taken the second tier by storm after a shaky start.

Winners of the 1895 Cup and first in the second flight, promotion looks to be within the club’s grasp. And, a lot of that has been down to signings that owner Derek Beaumont has bankrolled.

At the beginning of the season, Leigh had just five players on their books. By the time the club played Featherstone Rovers in February this year, they had 22, but they went down 28-6 at the Millennium Stadium.

Since that moment, however, the Centurions have turned things around and become a Super League team in waiting with the likes of Blake Ferguson, Caleb Aekins, John Asiata and Lachlan Lam all signing on the dotted line for Adrian Lam.

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