LEIGH’S imminent five-week road trip could make or break their journey back to Betfred Super League.

Starting with Saturday’s near 2,000 miles round trip to Toulouse Olympique, Centurions face five successive Betfred Championship away games..

Kieron Purtill’s side then travels to Dewsbury, embarks on a 7,000 miles trip to leaders Toronto Wolfpack followed by games at Batley Bulldogs and Rochdale Hornets before their next home date against Swinton on July 22.

However, winger Rhys Evans insists Leigh won’t be fazed by the forthcoming fixture schedule.

“We have known from the start of the season this was going to be a tough period for us,” said the former Warrington Wolves flyer.

“It’s pressure time but that’s what we are here for. We are in it to play big games.

“If we perform over the next few weeks we will work ourselves up the table.”

Leigh remain sixth after their nerve shredding 36-30 win over Halifax at Leigh Sports Village with seven games of the regular season remaining.

But they sit only one point away from fourth place Halifax and two adrift of Featherstone in third. Leigh also have a superior points difference over both clubs.

“We are running out of games now and it’s all about getting in the top four,” said Evans.

“Every win is important especially against a team like Halifax who were going well and above us.

“We didn’t make it easy for ourselves letting the lead slip twice,

“But we showed a lot of spirit and with it being a must win game we needed that.

“I am sure it will be good for us going forward,” added Evans who has scored four tries in 11 appearances.

In contrast, hooker Liam Hood has 14 in 19 games including a vital double against ‘Fax.

“He loves getting over for a meat pie,” laughed Evans. “But all the hookers have been going really well so if they can continue that it will be great.”

Head coach Purtill also had words of praise for the Scottish international.

“Liam was good for us. but he’s been fantastic all year. He injected pace and energy into us.

“Just recently we haven’t won any games ugly or come from behind. So, to do that against Halifax we will take positives from it.”

On Leigh’s fixture list Purtill added: “It happens every year at this stadium.

“It is not in our control. It is a challenge for us but we knew we would have to go through it

“Now, we need everyone on board and staying focused.”

Only three players” Ben Reynolds, Micky Higham and Jamie Acton remain from Leigh’s 10-8 Challenge Cup defeat in Toulouse in 2016.

And when the sides met at LSV last February, Toulouse came from 20-6 down to win 32-26.