Brierley closes in on career century of tries

Ryan Brierley in action for Leigh at Doncaster
Ryan Brierley in action for Leigh at Doncaster

LEIGH scrum half Ryan Brierley edged closer to joining a select club as he scored twice at Doncaster yesterday.

Brierley is now just three away from a century of touchdowns for the club - a feat only nine Leigh players have ever achieved.

Ryan Brierley of Leigh Centurions

Ryan Brierley of Leigh Centurions

Some reports have stated Brierley is on 98 rather than 97 tries but Leigh historian Mike Latham explains: “Ryan was mistakenly credited by PA with a try in the Challenge Cup at Wigan two years ago that was scored by Gregg McNally.”

The nine players who have scored nine tries for Leigh are:

189 Mick Martyn

152 John Woods

149 Bill Kindon

141 Des Drummond

132 Neil Turley

128 Joe Walsh

114 Rod Tickle

112 Gordon Lewis

100 David Ingram