Hull KR’s promotion hopes given massive boost with Leigh win

Shaun Lunt scored a 76th minute try as Hull KR claimed a crucial 20-16 win at Leigh Centurions. Daniel Mortimer gave Leigh the lead but KR levelled 10 minutes before the break through Lunt. Josh Drinkwater slotted a penalty goal in the closing moments of the half to edge the Centurions in front. Another Drinkwater two-pointer extended Leigh’s lead after…

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Leigh star Daniel Mortimer reveals how close he came to joining Hull KR

Daniel Mortimer is hoping to inflict further disappointment on Hull Kingston Rovers this Saturday, having very nearly joined the club just several months ago. Mortimer will line up against the Robins in Saturday’s pivotal Qualifers clash for his new club, Leigh Centurions. The former Gold Coast star was heavily linked with a switch to the club last year but eventually…

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Leigh beat Featherstone in Qualifiers opener

Greg McNally recorded a brace as Leigh Centurions won 38-12 at Featherstone Rovers in round one of the Qualifiers. Daniel Mortimer and McNally crossed to give Leigh an early lead before Darrell Griffin brought the hosts onto the board. Mitch Brown hit back for the Centurions, with Luke Briscoe seeing an effort disallowed shortly before the break. Liam Hood scooted over…

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Super League club-by-club regular season review plus grading

Castleford Tigers (1st) Highlight: Take your pick so far; although Tigers fans will not forget the 66-10 mauling of local rivals Leeds back in March in a hurry, surely. Lowlight: There haven’t been many, but the disappointing defeat to Salford in the driving rain earlier in the season is perhaps the most frustrating. Star player: There are plenty of contenders…

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Leigh stun Salford in regular season finale

Leigh Centurions eased past Salford Red Devils 25-0 to move off the bottom of the table and consign their visitors to a regular season finish outside of the top four. Salford came into the game as hot favourites but the hosts drew first blood through Greg McNally. The Centurions then moved into an 18-0 half time lead as Atelea Vea…

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Acton issues public apology after suspension handed down by RFL

Leigh forward Jamie Acton has issued a public apology to the club’s supporters, staff, directors and sponsors after being suspended for the remainder of the season. Acton was initially handed a nine-match suspension by an independent RFL disciplinary tribunal after being found guilty of a Grade F ‘other contrary behaviour charge’ arising from the recent Super League game against Catalans…

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Acton ban extended to four months following failed appeal

Jamie Acton’s season is officially over after his ban was extended to four months after a failed appeal. The Leigh Centurions forward was initially handed a nine-match suspension after being found guilty of a Grade F other contrary behaviour charge. However, the club decided to contest the severity of the punishment, but an independent tribunal dismissed the appeal and instead decided…

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