Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Centurions Skipper to End Playing Career with Off-Field Role

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Centurions Skipper to End Playing Career with Off-Field Role

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LEIGH captain Micky Higham is to take up an off-field role with his hometown club, bringing an end to a playing career that has spanned almost two decades.

The 37-year-old hooker began his career with the Centurions and enjoyed Super League Grand Final success with St Helens before moving on to rivals Wigan Warriors and then Warrington Wolves, where he won the Challenge Cup three times.

After making more than 500 appearances in the sport, the former Great Britain and England representative will now take up a community-based off-field role at Leigh, where he will also be part of head coach Neil Jukes' matchday coaching staff.

"I started my rugby league journey at Leigh as a teenager and to go full circle and come back to finish my playing career at the club meant everything to me," said Higham. …

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