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The new Rugby League season gets underway in February and promises to be the most exciting in living memory. To ensure that they are firing on all cylinders for their first game on Sunday 15th February, Leigh Centurions – last season’s Kingstone Press champions – have been preparing in warmer climes.

The club has chosen to train with us at Club La Santa! First team coach, Paul Rowley said of the visit: “The timing of our stay here has been perfect as we’re in the transition from being a part-time to full-time club, so we’re focussing on fitness and the warm weather is ideal for concentrating on our ball-work. It’s so inspiring for the lads, being amongst other athletes, from a range of other sports all day long. The facilities are fantastic, the staff are fantastic, and to me it’s a dream and a wonderful experience for everyone it’s been very positive. It’s contributed 100% to our team spirit, we’ve had a very busy schedule together but they’ve all been so inspired by being amongst other dedicated athletes and I would definitely recommend Club La Santa to others.”

The first two home games for the Centurions are against teams recently relegated from the Super League, Bradford Bulls and London Broncos, and Paul was asked how he felt the team would cope: “We feel that we’re well prepared but obviously those two clubs have superior funding and more experience with being full-time – it’s a big transition for us, we’re moving into full time from part-time so it’s a new challenge. However we’ve got a young bunch and we love a challenge so it’s certainly nothing we’ll lose sleep about.”

As last season’s champions Paul is aware that the opposition teams this season will want to put one over on the Centurions: “Being the only Lancashire club in the league I know that we are mentioned in most other team’s press, so the opposition are motivated to take us on. This does mean that we’re meeting everyone at their best so it’s good for our form, and on the positive side, they have no excuses if we win.”

Date Posted: 13th January 2015

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