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What do Derek Beaumont’s comments mean after Leeds Rhinos defeat?

Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont

Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont has taken to X to vent his frustrations after his side lost to Leeds Rhinos.

A number of 50/50 calls went against his side as they threw away a 16-0 lead to lose 22-16 to the Rhinos. The Leopards have now lost their opening three games.

The game though left Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont calling for change saying he won’t be kept silent on the matter.

Derek Beaumont took to X after the match to say: “That is why the game is not investable and needs an absolute overhaul! I have kept quiet till now!”

He added that he would speak at the council meeting next Wednesday as he wants change: “Council meeting Wednesday and I will do my talking there! I will not sit and watch our game be driven into the ground! Fine me but you will not silence me! Game on.”

At the end of last year after a controversial defeat to Wigan Warriors, Beaumont made a similar complaint which was captured after the game in video footage.

He spoke of wealthy friends who could take over the sport and create a rival to Super League. Could he again push this idea after this controversial defeat to the Leeds Rhinos.

Derek Beaumont is a passionate man and a great thinker so it will be interesting to see what comes of this.

What do Derek Beaumont comments mean after Leigh Leopards defeat

Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont has financed the club and built yet another very strong squad for 2024.

Beaumont’s comments are bound to raise a few eyebrows. They seem to indicate that Beaumont remains unsold on the way the sport is run.

As aforementioned, Beaumont made some similar comments last year believing he and some of his friends would create a better product if they had control.

There was even the suggestion that Beaumont could devel0p a rival competition to the Betfred Super league. It will be interesting to see what happens at Wednesday’s meeting.

One thing is for sure, the representatives at the meeting from Leeds Rhinos are bound to be in a better mood than Derek Beaumont after this impressive comeback win. Next week they host St Helens at Headingley.

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