LEIGH Market was packed full of Leopards fans yesterday as the club released a special edition Wembley kit.

After the momentous semi-final win over St Helens meant that Leigh will feature in their first Challenge Cup final in 50 years, the club announced that they will wear a bold new kit for the Hull KR game on August 12.

With a black and gold variation of the Leopard print home shirt, the limited edition kit was placed on sale at the Leopards stall at Leigh Market on Monday, July 31.

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Leigh Journal: Leigh celebrating Oliver Holmes' try against St HelensLeigh celebrating Oliver Holmes' try against St Helens (Image: SWpix.com)

While temporarily available for just club members and season ticket holders, hundreds of fans came out for the Challenge Cup Final kit to make sure they have a piece of Leigh history.

With the kit set to be released to the general public on Wednesday, August 2, the Leopards have confirmed that they have secured 500 further replica kits ahead of next weekend's Wembley final.

Leigh Journal: Leopards fans queuing up for the limited edition kit at Leigh MarkketLeopards fans queuing up for the limited edition kit at Leigh Markket (Image: Derek Beaumont)

Leopards chairman Derek Beaumont said: "I would like to thank all those members who queued for long periods to be able to purchase the shirt.

"It’s unbelievable scenes for the market and our town and your support is greatly appreciated as we break yet another record with our highest ever takings for a day from the stall and on a Monday.

"I would also like to thank [stall holders] Gill, Clive and Jane who worked non-stop all day and I would ask any customers that are frustrated with queuing or the restriction of one per member to please be kind to them as they are only trying to follow the club's instructions and do their job and it is not nice for them to have to tolerate abusive behaviour."

Leigh Journal: A further 500 kits have been secured by the clubA further 500 kits have been secured by the club (Image: Leigh Leopards)

Additional stock is planned to be in the market store on Friday, August 4, and will be available to pre-order to members.