CLUB captain Micky Higham has issued a rallying cry to the town ahead of Leigh Centurions' Million Pound Game against Catalans Dragons tomorrow, Saturday.

The final 2018 Super League place is at stake.

Higham is urging any supporters who have not yet bought tickets to get down to the Leigh Sports Village for the 3pm kick off.

"Leigh is a massive Rugby League town," he said.

"The passion for the game here is incredible. The club is such an important part of the fabric of everyday life here.

"You see the commitment of the fans, the way they travel everywhere to support the team, London on a Friday night, Catalans for the weekend, Hull on a Bank Holiday weekend. Amazing.

"You look at the sponsors we have- and we have had some brilliant news these past few days with main sponsors pledging their support at increased values for next season irrespective of what division we are in.

"That sends out a very powerful message not only to the people of Leigh but to the game as a whole that we are here to stay and that we will build each year and become a big player and an established force at the top level of the game for years to come."

Higham continued: "It seems only five minutes ago that we all gathered for pre season training last November. Nearly eleven months ago, scary.

"You look at the season and the way the club has adapted to life as a fully fledged Super League club. I think we have made fantastic progress.

"Derek Beaumont invested a lot of resources in the back room and medical staff and with all the expertise we have in those departments plus the fantastic facilities we have at LSV we are the envy of most other Super League clubs.

"The Aussies that come over are blown away by what they find when they arrive and say it compares very favourably with any club in the NRL. That's a measure of the enormous progress we have made.

"I know that Derek has been hugely inspired and humbled to see the support he has received for all the investment he has poured into Leigh Centurions.

"Derek is simply inspirational, a man with a burning passion for Leigh to succeed and a deep love for the town with a great sense of responsibility for what the town's club means to the people of Leigh and surrounding areas.

"Above all he is grounded, approachable, humble and a leader. And he has shown his leadership abilities all year long in good times and at times when things looked like they weren't going our way.

"And he has certainly shown his leadership qualities this week. He's been sensational."

Looking back at the season Higham said: "The early season victories over Saints, Warrington and Huddersfield set a standard of performance and showed the potential and ability in the squad.

"Then there was that fantastic night when we beat Wigan, scoring 50 points and winning away at Hull FC, the club's first ever away win in Super League. Special occasions.

"A big one for me was beating Salford at home in the last game of the regular season and ensuring we didn't finish bottom of Super League. That was a big one. And to 'nil' them as well just like we did Huddersfield was a great effort.

"Playing at LSV with a big crowd, the fantastic support of the Leigh fans, the place absolutely buzzing. That's why you play the game.

"The Million Pound Game is different. It's like no other. We are playing not to win something but for survival, it's a game of jeopardy, there's no real winner, just the consequences of losing.

"The stakes are massive for both clubs and everyone is aware of the importance.

"But as a player you have to stay calm, focused, concentrate on your preparation, the same habits you've followed all your career, ensure you take the emotion out of it.

"LSV will be rocking, it's probably the biggest game in Leigh's history.

"We're going in to the game with confidence on the back of good form.

"We need the whole town behind us so I urge every supporter of Leigh Centurions. Get down to LSV and support the team. We are in this together. You are our 18th man.

"No looking back. No regrets. We'll be ready."

Tickets for the Millon Pound Game remain on sale at the ticket office and online at