LEIGH Leopards have announced their squad numbers ahead of the eagerly awaited start of the 2024 Betfred Super League season.

The Challenge Cup holders hand the Number 6 shirt to Australian international halfback Matt Moylan, whose debut for the Leopards will be his 200th career appearance.

Leopards head coach Adrian Lam said: “We’ve submitted our squad numbers for the 2024 and there’s no real surprises in there. Squad numbers aren’t really something anyone should read too much into.

“We have bought in nine or 10 new players so there is always going to be some jostling. But I don’t think there are too many surprises.

“I have spoken to the squad about the numbers and to me they are not the most important thing. 

“The numbers are important to the club and to Super League. But for me I have never been too big on them and looking too much in depth.

“It’s not where you start or what number you have, it’s where you finish. What is important is that everyone will get an opportunity because we have a reserve team as well this year.

“Just because someone is outside the first 13 doesn’t mean they can’t have a huge impact on the squad this season.

“One of the biggest issues for us last season was having a small squad. This year we’ve grown the squad and because of that there are some bigger squad numbers.”

Moylan is one of 16 internationals in the 32-man squad who between them have made over 4,000 career appearances with 1,278 career tries.

Josh Charnley, who is commencing his testimonial year, is on the verge of a notable career milestone with 291 career tries while Tom Briscoe has 214 and Zak Hardaker 146.

Owen Trout, Ben McNamara, Lewis Baxter, Louis Brogan, Jack Darbyshire and Kavan Rothwell are the other newcomers to the squad.

The Leigh Leopards squad numbers are as follows:

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