LEIGH fans turned out in numbers to cheer the team off as they departed for Wembley ahead of Saturday's Challenge Cup final.

A large crowd gathered outside the Leigh Sports Village this morning, with flags and balloons on show, to see the Leopards team coach head off for the journey to the capital.

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Leigh face Hull KR in the Wembley showpiece as the club makes a first cup final appearance since their famous triumph of 1971. 


Head coach Adrian Lam and the players posed for some photographs with fans and enjoyed a rapturous reception as they set off for the journey.