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Featherstone Rovers troll Leigh Centurions following big victory

Crowd trouble Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers recorded an emphatic 28-6 victory over their Championship rivals Leigh Centurions last night.

Tries from Luke Briscoe, Morgan Smith, Craig Hall, John Davies and Brandon Pickersgill well and truly asserted the West Yorkshire club’s authority over their visitors, who could only cross through Nene MacDonald deep in the second-half.

It had been dubbed as the battle of the top two going into the fixture with both Rovers and the Centurions recruiting heavily ahead of the 2022 Championship season in a bid to go all the way to Super League.

But, Featherstone undoubtedly came out on top, showing Leigh how to play the tough, muddy conditions.

And, the West Yorkshire side took joy in boasting about their victory with a video being circulated by Rovers’ social media account that showed rubbish being swept up and put in a bin.

At the bottom of a bin was the sign saying Leigh Centurions with the club’s badge adorned in the middle of the sheet.

The game itself was a major statement by Rovers who posted five tries to Leigh’s one with head coach Brian McDermott praising his side.

“It was a very good win, the weather meant we didn’t see the best of either team but I thought we managed it really well,” McDermott said.

“We were gassed at half-time and I could see in their eyes they had a chunk of energy knocked out of them because of the defending they had to do before half-time.

“That’s not the best version of Leigh or us, but put in the context the weather.

“I wouldn’t say we’ve made a statement but after two games and we had to travel to York we’ve had a really competitive start.

“However, it is round two and we wont read too much into this, but I do know I’m in charge of a tough team and what I saw tonight was the ability to work hard for each other.”

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