Kingstone Press Championship Match Review – Leigh Centurions v Featherstone Rovers

Rovers travel to Lancashire to take on the league champions after defeat to Dewsbury last weekend and parting company with coach Andy Hay at the beginning of the week.

Last Time Out

Leigh hosted Hunslet mid-week in a rearranged fixture and put 72 points scoring 14 tries with Gregg McNally scoring 5. It was a rout from the very beginning with the home side nearly racking up 50 before half time. Hunslet didn’t offer much in terms of defence or attack which a performance in which Barry Eaton won’t be happy with at all.

Featherstone looked to have wrapped victory up last weekend at half time with a 20-8 score against Dewsbury, that was until the Rams scored three tries to take the lead and despite Rovers best efforts they couldn’t get the job done and the result seen Fev and head coach Andy Hay part company. A number of names are in the frame including ex-Doncaster coach Paul Cooke now on the books of Rovers as a player and ex-player Jamie Rooney are the popular ones on social media.

Key battle

The hookers could be the ones who make or break this game with Andy Ellis for Fev and Micky Higham and Bob Beswick leading the charge for Leigh. Both sides like to play fast flowing attacking rugby and the hookers will be at the front of this charge.

Prediction – Leigh to continue to charge to be at the top at the split – Leigh by 16


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