Leigh Centurions are pleased to confirm they have agreed to play Wigan Warriors in a prestigious Warm Up game on Sunday 21st January 2018 (3pm) at Leigh Sports Village.
The Battle of the Borough will be the Club’s only home game prior to the start of the Championship season in February.
The Leigh Centurions Man of the Match will be awarded the Arthur Thomas Trophy in memory of the former Leigh Centurions Chairman and Owner, who also fulfilled the role as Chairman with Wigan Warriors earlier in his distinguished career.
It will also mark the final game in Leigh Centurions colours of 2017 Club Captain Micky Higham, who has now taken on a dual role working in the Club’s community department and also as a member of the coaching team which will also see him involved in match day activities with the off-field staff.
The Wigan game will be an ideal way for Leigh Centurions and Wigan Warriors supporters to give Micky the swansong he deserves for all he has achieved as a player in the game.
Leigh Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to thank Ian Lenagan, Kris Radlinski and Shaun Wane for continuing with the Battle of the Borough. It is great that we can have such a good relationship with our neighbours at the same time as our respective sets of fans enjoying some fierce rivalry.
“It is great to test yourself against a side that has always been at the top of the game and it provides a benchmark for the start of the season. I am particularly looking forward to seeing Micky play his last game in a Leigh shirt and having also played for Wigan it’s perhaps a great setting for his finale.
“Micky has been a legend in the game and is a legend of a bloke and a great role model to his own children and those in the rugby community. I hope he gets the fitting send off he deserves.”
Prices for the game are as follows and tickets will go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday 5th December) at the ticket office at Leigh Sports Village.
North Stand and West Stand – £20 adult, £15 concession (over 65 and 18-21), 12-17 years £7 and 5-11 years £5 with under 5 years free of charge. Wigan Warriors supporters have been allocated the South Stand and can purchase via their own club or directly through the LSV Ticket Office.
Supporters who have purchased Season Tickets in the West Stand for 2018 have until 5pm on Tuesday 2nd January to secure their regular seat. After this date all seats will go onto general sale.
The ticket office is open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday and 9am–12noon on Saturdays. Tickets can be ordered online HERE or over the telephone on 01942 487888.
Leigh Centurions have also arranged two away Warm Up games at Doncaster (Sunday, 14th January, 3pm) and St Helens (Friday, 26th January, 8pm).