PAUL Rowley is keeping an eye on events at Hull as he prepares the Centurions for Sunday's trip to Doncaster.

Leigh travel to South Yorkshire with their confidence high after kicking off the Kingstone Press Championship campaign with three straight wins.

But head coach Rowley is wary that Doncaster's partnership with Hull FC, which could give them the services of up to five Super League players - makes them a force to be reckoned with.

The Keepmoat Stadium was one of two places where the Centurions tasted defeat last season on their way to the Championship Shield and Grand Final double, and are expected to provide another stern test this weekend.

They have already used former Wigan players Stuart Howarth and Iafeta Paleaaesina and former NRL players Steve Michaels and Jordan Rankin this season and Rowley has been looking for clues on Humberside as to the talent he might come up against this weekend.

“We’ve had to spend some time looking up what Hull’s 19-man squad is for their game against Leeds to determine who is available and who’s not," he confirmed.

"But Doncaster have had some consistent players like Howarth, so we have an idea. They certainly give Doncaster a stronger feel.”

Comparing the current Doncaster crop with last season's set, Rowley added: “They are equally as strong.

“(Coaches) Paul Cooke and Carl Hall are wily characters. They will spend the week telling the world how good we are and will put us on a pedestal and talk themselves down, but I am fully aware that they believe they are a top four side and that is a tactic employed to take pressure off them and maybe take our eye off the ball.”

With new signing Gareth Hock, who committed to the Centurions on a two-year deal last week, and Tommy Goulden ruled out by suspension and Matthew Sarsfield injured, Andrew Dixon is expected to continue alongside Kurt Haggerty in the second row.

Fuifui Moimoi is also unavailable. The popular prop has been given compassionate leave by the club to travel to American for the funeral of his nephew.

But Rowley believes he has strength in reserve to cover his absence.

“While Fui’s form has been outstanding and he’s really made a positive impact on the club, there are plenty in there fighting for a spot," he said.

"(Martin) Aspinwall is probably a bit too far away on fitness but (Tom) Spencer has put his hand up, he’s ready to go and (Jamie) Acton is chomping at the bit. Even with Fui gone there is still one middle unit player if not two that will miss out and be disappointed.

"Competition is strong and I’m still intent on squeezing more out of everybody.”

“We’re not comfortable with where we are at. We are happy that we’ve got a good winning habit and a winning culture at the club but there are certain areas we’d like to become more consistent at.”

Meanwhile the Centurions have been boosted by the receipt of video and computer equipment from the RFL.

This season all Championship clubs are required to upload copies of their games to RFL in order for disciplinary cases and refereeing standards to be assessed. This same site can also be viewed by coaching staff across the division.

Members of the Rugby League IT Department are currently meeting with all Championship clubs to discuss their use of the site, equipment and individual needs.

Rugby League ICT Manager Matthew Dews takes up the story;

“It’s about giving feedback from the uploads we have been getting regarding quality.” He said.

“We have been tasked to go out to all the clubs to find out how they film the games and what quality of camera they use. We are providing the equipment so they can all upload the same standard.”

“We’ve had feedback from one club that said it was great and are waiting feedback from others as they haven’t had home games to test the equipment at yet.”

“In Super League they have Micron to film the games but we are putting the emphasis on clubs at this level.”

Leigh were one of the first clubs to road test the uploading site last season, and remain one of its main users.