THE family of Leigh and Great Britain rugby league legend, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 63, have issued a statement for the Centurions to pass on.

It read: "The family of Des Drummond would like to acknowledge and thank all the well-wishers for the kind thoughts and words following his passing.

"The family are working with the Leigh Centurions Club and the RFL Benevolent Fund to finalise his funeral arrangements.

"As and when we are in a position to give people more details a further statement will be issued through the Leigh Centurions website."

Drummond scored 141 tries in 280 games for Leigh and was an integral part of the championship-winning side in 1981-82.

He later played with Warrington, Workington Town, Prescot and Barrow.

He played 24 times for Great Britain and in 1983 achieved national fame with his amazing performances on the BBC programme Superstars, finishing second.