Centurions play-maker Ridyard claims top award for second week in a row

Leigh's Martyn Ridyard

Leigh's Martyn Ridyard

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LEIGH Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard has won the Kingstone Press Championship Players of the Week award for the second successive week.

He has become the first player to win the award in consecutive weeks. Just eight days after earning the accolade with his performance against Rochdale Hornets, Ridyard produced another influential display in the Centurions’ 36-6 win at Batley Bulldogs.

Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “Martyn has been a class above recently.

“Like any good orchestrating player, he comes up with the big plays when he needs to, whether that be a 40/20 kick or a key pass to put a player through a hole.

“He has great game sense, and that shows through at the times when it matters most.”

Ridyard was named in the Championship Team of the Week along with team-mate Kurt Haggerty.

Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Ryan Fieldhouse (Halifax)

2 Will Sharp (Featherstone Rovers)

3 Greg Worthington (Featherstone Rovers)

4 Chris Taylor (Whitehaven)

5 Paul White (Keighley Cougars)

6 Martyn Ridyard (Leigh Centurions)

7 Jamie Dallimore (North Wales Crusaders)

8 Scott Law (Keighley Cougars)

9 Paul Mennell (Halifax)

10 Greg Burke (Workington Town)

11 Scott McAvoy (Whitehaven)

12 Kurt Haggerty (Leigh Centurions)

13 Duane Straugheir (Sheffield Eagles)