Toronto 46 – 12 Leigh

Leigh Centurions finished the regular Betfred Championship season in fourth place after their defeat in Canada.

Featherstone Rovers’ home defeat at the hands of Toulouse Olympique earlier in the day left them two points behind the Centurions in fifth place and the two sides will now meet in the Elimination Play-Off at LSV next Sunday (6.30pm).

York City Knights, now confirmed in third, will travel to play Toulouse Olympique on Saturday in the Qualifying Semi-Final. The winners of the game will be away to Toronto Wolfpack in week two with a place in the grand final as the reward for the victors. The losers will be at home to the winners of the Leigh-Fev game.

Leigh conceded four tries in each half as they slipped to defeat at the Lamport Stadium.

Josh McCrone opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Hakim Miloudi sliced through midway through the first half. Gareth O’Brien, who also kicked seven goals in total, scored the third try from the re-start before Matty Russell added a fourth. Kevin Brown went under the posts for the visitors with Martyn Ridyard, playing his 250th game for the club, adding the conversion.

Trailing 24-6 at half-time Leigh fell further behind when O’Brien tagged on a penalty early in the second half.

It took the Wolfpack until nearly the midway point of the second half before McCrone added his second try.

Further tries by Joe Mellor and Liam Kay opened up a 40-6 lead before Ryan Brierley scored in the left corner for Leigh, Ridyard hitting his second conversion.

Leigh old boy Bob Beswick, not named on the original team sheet, added the final try of the game on the hooter as Toronto completed the regular season with 26 wins from 27 defeats, their only defeat coming against Toulouse in France.

Toronto finished 12pts clear of second placed Toulouse and are clearly red-hot favourites to win the grand final, especially with home advantage, but they will be keen to wipe out the memory of their dramatic 4-2 defeat at the hands of London Broncos in last year’s Million Pound Game.

Toronto Wolfpack: Gareth O’Brien; Liam Kay, Hakim Miloudi, Ricky Leutele, Matty Russell; Joe Mellor, Josh McCrone; Darcy Lussick, Andy Ackers, Ashton Sims, Andrew Dixon, Tom Olbison, Jon Wilkin.
Interchange: Blake Wallace, Gadwin Springer, Greg Worthington, Bob Beswick.

Tries: McCrone (12, 57), Miloudi (20), O’Brien (22), Russell (31), Mellor (59), Kay (64), Beswick (80)
Goals: O’Brien 7/ 9

Sin bin: Springer (25), McCrone (57)

Leigh Centurions: Ryan Brierley; Gregg McNally, Liam Forsyth, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Kevin Brown; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jake Emmitt, Toby Adamson, Jordan Thompson, Luke Adamson.
Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Andy Thornley, Sam Brooks.

Tries: Brown (35), Brierley (74)
Goals: Ridyard 2/ 2

Sin bin: Emmitt (25), Brierley (57)

Penalty Count: 10-5

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas;
Halftime: 24-6.
Attendance: 8,125


Leigh Centurions Vs Featherstone Rovers – Tickets On Sale Now!

Match tickets for Leigh Centurions’ Betfred Championship Play-Offs Elimination Final fixture at home to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday 15th September 2019 (6.30pm kick off) will go on sale in person and over the telephone at 9am on Monday 9th September 2019, with tickets available to purchase online at www.leightickets.co.uk right now!.

Tickets for this fixture will be available in The Holland’s Pies North Stand (terracing behind the posts) and Kingstone Press West Stand (reserved seating along the touchline). Featherstone Rovers supporters have been allocated tickets in the South Stand (unreserved seating behind the posts) and can purchase tickets via their own club or the avenues below.

Please note that this is an ‘all-pay’ fixture with no season tickets valid for use for this fixture. Tickets in the West Stand are sold on a reserved seating basis but will be sold on a first come, first served basis with no priority for season ticket holders.

Supporters can pre-purchase their tickets in person at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium Ticket Office, online at www.leightickets.co.uk or by calling 01942 487888.

Hospitality packages are available in our exclusive Premier Club for this fixture. For further details, call 01942 487878.

Leigh Centurions vs Featherstone Rovers Ticket Prices

North Stand
(standing)
West Stand
(reserved seating)
South Stand
(unreserved seating)
Adult £20.00 £22.00 £22.00
Over 65 years £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
18-21 years £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
12-17 years £7.00 £8.00 £8.00
5-11 years £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Under 5 years Free of charge Free of charge Free of charge

If you wish to purchase ambulant disabled or wheelchair disabled tickets, you can do so directly through the Ticket Office. These are priced according to the relevant category above, with a complimentary ticket provided for a carer. Please be aware that appropriate proof of disability may be requested and will need to be registered with the Ticket Office.

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