Leigh 10 – 23 Hull KR

Leigh 10 – 23 Hull KR

Leigh Centurions crashed out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at the fifth round stage for the second year in a row. Rovers visited LSV for the third time and followed up 2015 victories over Wigan in the Cup and Leigh in the Qualifiers with another deserved success. The 2015 Challenge Cup Finalists got off to a flying start with tries by Ryan Shaw and George Lawler inside the first eight minutes. Shaw raced clear from halfway after a Leigh attacking move broke down while Lawler pounced on Jamie Ellis’s kick…

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Leigh 10 – 24 Hull FC

Leigh 10 – 24 Hull FC

Hull FC marked their first appearance at LSV with a vital victory after twice conceding over 50 points in losing their last two Betfred Super League games. Leigh’s patched-up side competed spiritedly and finished the game strongly but the game was won and lost in an eleven minute spell during the first half. After a scoreless opening 18 minutes the visitors posted quick-fire tries from prop Liam Watts, Carlos Tuimavave and Albert Kelly with Mark Sneyd tagging on all three conversions. Tuimavave, nephew of former Leigh player Paddy finished off…

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Salford 12 – 6 Leigh

Salford 12 – 6 Leigh

Salford ground out their fifth successive win and condemned the Centurions to a fourth defeat in a row in the Good Friday derby at the AJ Bell Stadium. Fullback Gareth O’Brien was the home hero, slicking through to score the decisive try down the right with 13 minutes remaining, Michael Dobson adding the angled conversion. Leigh had defended heroically in the wet conditions but after conceding back-to-back repeat sets their brave second half resistance was finally broken. Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: “We worked hard and our attitude…

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