Format gets the thumbs up from Dom

Dom Manfredi gets away from Brett Kearney
Dom Manfredi gets away from Brett Kearney

HE hasn’t yet got his head around the new Super League format... but Dom Manfredi is already a fan.

That’s because the winger still has a soft-spot for hometown club Leigh – one of the club’s most likely to profit from the revamped structure.

The drastic shake-up is one of the biggest to hit rugby league in this country for many years.

In July, the bottom four of the 12-team Super League will merge with the Championship’s top four clubs to form a ‘super 8 division’ – and battle it out for places in the following year’s top-flight.

With borough rivals Leigh splashing the cash 
to run with a full-time squad, they have a great chance of being in the Super League as early as 

Leigh-raised Manfredi admits the intricacies of the new structure have baffled him, but said: “I used to be a season ticket holder at the Centurions.

“I always keep an eye out to see how they’re doing.

“They’ve just had a good season, and it’d be great for the town and the fans if they got into Super League.”

Leigh pulled off a major coup by recruiting NRL cult star FuiFui MoiMoi for 2015.

Warriors prop Lee Mossop trained with the former New Zealand international at Parramatta last season and thinks he is capable of making a big impression.

MoiMoi could make his Leigh debut in a friendly against Wigan on January 18.

“Everyone in Leigh is buzzing about him 
signing,” added Manfredi.