LEIGH Centurions Head Coach John Duffy has named his captain and vice-captain for the 2019 season.

Micky Higham will be the Captain of Leigh Centurions with Martyn Ridyard as vice-captain.

John Duffy said: "Micky fits the bill for this important role and is honoured to once again captain his home town Club.

"His leadership skills are outstanding and he continues to lead by example on and off the pitch. He has everyone's respect and has led from the front throughout the pre-season.

"Micky was choked up when I told him and that shows how much Leigh Centurions means to him. He is doing a fantastic job on the strength and conditioning side and he's really loved our pre-season campaign and has bought into everything we are trying to achieve.

"Martyn has had a season away at Featherstone and he can't wait to pull a Leigh shirt on again. This will be his tenth season playing for his hometown club and there's no one prouder man than him in playing for Leigh.

"Micky and Martyn will form the core of a leadership group at the Club which will also include a few other members of the playing squad.

"We are looking to up-skill captains and pass on leadership skills and values to younger players and Micky and Martyn will be key to that.

"I'm looking forward to working with them."

Micky Higham, 38, has scored 130 tries in 529 career games since making his Leigh debut in 1999 (#1153), the vast majority in Super League for St Helens, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and his hometown club. He earned four Great Britain caps and has also represented England, England A and England Under-21s in a stellar playing career.

Martyn Ridyard, 32, is the third highest point-scorer in Leigh's history since his debut against London Skolars in the first competitive match at LSV in 2009 (#1314).

He has scored 77 tries and kicked 749 goals, including nine drop-goals, in 222 Leigh games, totalling 1,797 points and went through the 2,000 career points- tally in 2018.

His second Leigh debut will also be his 250th career game.