Another two points secured for the Centurions in the Betfred Championship on Sunday afternoon, as Adrian Lam’s men defeated Bradford Bulls by 50 points at Odsal Stadium.

First Half

It didn’t take long for the deadlock to be broken, as John Asiata flew through the middle of the sticks three minutes in to score Leigh’s first try. Krisnan Inu made the first conversion with expert ease. (1/1)

An early interchange was an enforced one, as Ed Chamberlain was replaced by James McDonnell following a high hit earlier in the move leading up to the Centurions’ first try.

With a lot of power surging through the middle, soon after Tom Amone found the try line with brute force to get himself over through the Bulls’ defence. Inu made the conversion (2/2)

Leigh had three tries before the midway mark of the first period, as Aaron Smith snuck over the line with a clever piece of play to take advantage of a lapsed Bradford defence. Inu converted. (3/3)

Following a ball out the back and a Blake Ferguson sprint to gain incredible yardage, the ball came out to Inu on the left flank to touch down in the corner to further extend the Centurions’ lead. Inu, however, could not stay perfect with his kicking. (3/4)

Half Time – Bradford Bulls 0-22 Leigh Centurions

Second Half

Just eight minutes after the restart and Asiata’s skill and flair saw him cruise past the onrushing Bradford defence to slam the ball across the try line.

Bradford did manage to get a score up minutes after, as Kieran Gill darted through Leigh’s defensive line to score, with Patton going on to make the extras.

Prior to the hour mark, Leigh stepped it up another level as Kai O’Donnell sprung through a tackle after a flowing passing move to get the ball down over the try line.

The Australian was at it again moments later and capped off a superb solo performance with another try, much to the happiness of his teammates.

A flurry of tries followed, with Inu finishing off an expertly worked move down the left flank for his second of the afternoon.

Ten minutes remained when a stoppage in play occurred, as O’Donnell had to be helped from the pitch following a heavy challenge in the middle of the field.

As play resumed, Papua New Guinea international Edwin Ipape showed great determination to smash through the weary Bulls defence and put the ball down between the sticks.

Three minutes were left on the clock as possibly the best try of the game occurred. Ben Reynolds launched a pinpoint kick into the air on the 10m line over to Inu. The former New Zealand international leapt highest to catch the ball amidst a cluster of defenders to claim it and slam the ball down. This play effectively ended what was a fantastic day out for Leigh.

Full-Time: Bradford Bulls 6-56 Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions: Aekins, Ferguson, Chamberlain, Macdonald, Inu, Reynolds, Mellor (C), Sidlow (C), Smith, Amone, Stone, Wardle, Asiata.

Interchange: O’Donnell, Nakubuwai, Ipape, McDonnell.

Tries: Asiata (2), Amone, Smith, Inu (3), O’Donnell (2), Ipape.

Goals: Inu (8)

Sin Bin:

Bradford Bulls: Kear, Foggin-Johnston, Murphy, Gill, Millar, Patton, Lilley, Scurr, Doyle, Crossley, Butler, Wallace, Hallas.

Interchange: Flanagan, Baldwinson, Walker, Kibula

Tries: Gill.

Goals: Patton.

Sin Bin:

Attendance: N/A