It’s a bold statement, but it could happen over the next few years.
The Leigh Centurions have been building for Super League for the past year since their relegation from the top flight was confirmed at the end of 2021.
The likes of Blake Ferguson, Edwin Ipape and Nene MacDonald have wowed audiences all season with their incredible performances, with people believing that they are a Super League club in waiting.
As it stands, Leigh currently sit top of the Championship with just one loss in 2022 coming against Super League promotion rivals Featherstone Rovers – but that was at the beginning of the year and the Centurions haven’t lost since.
For rugby league agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, he believes that Leigh would be a battling for a top four spot if they made it into Super League.
“If I was anybody else looking at Leigh’s team, I think Leigh are a top six Super League side at the moment if not higher,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“Nene MacDonald – he is a top five player in Super League – then the hooker Edwin Ipape he would be a top three player.
“You’ve got back-rowers and then you’ve got a couple of props who would fit into a top five club.
“You can talk about a 6 ft 4 bloke doing somersaults in the air and taking 15 metres carries off the backline and props are falling off him.”
Though Leigh have already been doing some stellar business in the transfer market, Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French continues to be linked with the Centurions even though the Wigan club have put a ‘mega deal’ on the table.
Meanwhile, French continues to be rumoured with a transfer to the Newcastle Knights in the NRL, though that too has seemingly gone quiet after the ruckus of last week.