Leigh Leopards Owner Confident of Super League Playoff Spot

Rugby League: Leigh Leopards Owner Confident of Securing Playoff Spot

Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont has shared his outlook on his side’s prospects for the remainder of the Super League season. The Leopards are in their second year back in the top flight after earning promotion through the 2022 Million Pound Game.

Despite a challenging start to the campaign, winning just one of their first seven matches, Beaumont remains optimistic about the club’s ability to secure a playoff berth. He cited the team’s recent victories over strong opponents like Catalans Dragons, Salford Red Devils, and Huddersfield Giants as signs of improvement.

“I’m confident that if our best 17 are available on a pitch against five or six of the other team’s best 17s, then I’m confident that we can do a job on the vast majority, if not all of them.”

Beaumont emphasized the importance of reaching the playoffs, acknowledging the difficulty of the task from their current ninth-place position but expressing belief in the squad’s potential.

The Leopards owner also touched on the club’s roster situation, noting the departure of captain John Asiata to Hull FC as a significant loss. However, he drew parallels to Leeds Rhinos’ 2015 and 2017 seasons, where they overcame personnel changes to achieve Grand Final success.

Beaumont set a target of a sixth-place finish for the Leopards, stating, “I would like to think we can make sixth place. I’d be disappointed if we didn’t, spending a full cap and three marquees, but I won’t be panicking if that wasn’t the case.” He assured fans that the club will “reload for the following year and reset goals” if they fall short of that objective.

Overall, Leigh Leopards’ owner Derek Beaumont remains confident in his team’s ability to secure a playoff spot, despite the challenges faced earlier in the season. The club’s recent resurgence and Beaumont’s optimistic outlook suggest the potential for a late-season surge and a potential surprise in the race for Super League glory.

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