CLUB legend Des Drummond will be in the hearts and minds of Leigh Centurions officials, players and supporters today when the Betfred Championship season gets underway at Leigh Sports Village this afternoon, 3pm kick off.

On the the two minute mark at today's game - the number of Drummond's shirt - a two minutes applause will commence.


The supremely gifted former Great Britain wingman, who was part of Leigh's 1982 Championship winning team, passed away yesterday aged 63.

There have been countless heartfelt tributes to the popular Superstar and an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness.

Those gathering for today's game against Whitehaven will be moved by the poignancy of the fixture.

The Cumbrians were Leigh's opponents when Leigh clinched the league title in 1982.

That day 4,000 Leythers trekked up to the Recreation Grounds in midweek - with the Cumbrians leading 4-1 until a vintage Drummond try turned the game Leigh's way.  

The title was Leigh's - and that reason, and the countless Hilton Park afternoon's Drummond brightened up, will add even more poignancy to this afternoon's tribute.