LEIGH skipper Stuart Donlan insists that despite the surprise resignation of Centurions chairman Arthur Thomas, it is business as usual for the Championship pacesetters.

“It was a shock for the supporters and for us as players,”

said Donlan, pictured.

“There was a slight worry about what would happen, but we had a meeting before training on Tuesday and were assured that things would carry on as normal and that's how we are treating it.”

Top-of-the-table Centurions defeated Sheffield 44-8 at Bramall Lane last Sunday to remain three points clear of the chasing pack. Leigh built a 26-2 half-time advantage.

“People had built it up and said it was our toughest game and that’s how we approached it.

“We were very pleased to come away with the result and we were a little disappointed that we let them score, but to get 44 points at Sheffield was a good result for us and put us back on top of the table.

“We were at a pretty similar stage last season and fell away a little but I think with additions to the squad this year and the team morale we've got, we can kick on that bit further this year and hopefully not fade."”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s clash with Hunslet, Donlan said: “They’ve been to Widnes and beat them. We can’t take them lightly.

“They’ve got a lot of experienced players including the March brothers. I played with Paul at Huddersfield.

They have both been around a long time and will be looking to niggle us and put us off our game.”

Meanwhile, Wasps head coach Shaun Edwards has rejected claims he is to return to rugby league with Wigan Warriors.

Reports suggested the 44-year-old is set to rejoin his former club, where he won a host of titles as a player.

But Edwards said in a club statement: “I am fully committed to Wasps and am more determined than ever to get back into play-off contention next season.”

Wigan face Bradford Bulls tomorrow for a place in the quarter-finals of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

The Warriors head into the tie as favourites but Warriors head coach Michael Maguire is taking nothing for granted, He said: “We are aware of what the cup brings. It’s do or die, we need to make sure we turn up and perform as there are no second chances.

“We have to be aware of what Bradford can throw at us, we just need to control what we can.

“We have a couple of bumps from the Harlequins game with our older boys in George Carmont and Paul Deacon but they should be right for Sunday.”