THE stage that will see Scouting For Girls kick off Leigh's Super League celebrations is almost completed.

Taking to a temporary stage at Leigh Sports Village, the noughties band will perform a forty-minute set prior to Leigh's first game back in Super League, against Salford Red Devils on Friday, February 17.

After being relegated from the Super League in 2021 and promoted back up from the Championship last year, it is also the first season that Leigh will play as the Leigh Leopards, after being known as Leigh Centurions since 1995.

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Leigh Journal: The stage will be constructed in the Lord Peter Smith standThe stage will be constructed in the Lord Peter Smith stand (Image: AB Sundecks)

Speaking to the League Express about the Scouting For Girls show, Leopards Chairman Derek Beaumont said: "We are in the entertainment industry and we need to make our matches more entertaining than just a game of rugby.

“When people leave the stadium, even if the result isn’t what they wanted, we want them to think that they attended a good event and they’ll want to come again.

“I’m confident that we will have an evening that everyone will remember for a long time and that will appeal to a wide range of people who want to come and enjoy themselves.”

Leigh Journal: Leigh earned a victory against Leeds Rhinos in pre-seasonLeigh earned a victory against Leeds Rhinos in pre-season (Image: Richard Walker)

Beaumont, who said that the Leopards re-brand was a desire not to look like Wigan Warriors "wannabes", is hoping for a sell-out first game back in Super League, which is also televised on Sky Sports on Friday night.

Following a pre-season loss against Warrington Wolves but a win against last year's Grand Final runners-up Leeds Rhinos, Director of Rugby Chris Chester hopes the Leopards can adopt an understated return to Super League where they "let [the] rugby do the talking."

Kicking off their set at 7pm on Friday evening, Scouting For Girls will be followed by a choreographed fire and pyrotechnic show as well as the mascot reveal of Leeto the Leopard'.

The Leopards will take on the Red Devils from 8pm.