Leigh dominate weekly Championship awards

Leigh Centurions
Leigh Centurions

Leigh’s Kurt Haggerty has been named the Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week while Centurions’ win at Featherstone has been judged the Performance of the Week.

Ryan Brierley and Tom Armstrong also joined Haggerty in the Championship Team of the Week.

Haggerty played a key role in his side’s 29-10 win at Featherstone Rovers and has been in outstanding form.

Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “Momentum and confidence are big things in sport, and we’ve got both of them at the moment.

“We played Featherstone the week before and we didn’t over-exert ourselves emotionally, so it wasn’t difficult to get back up for the game again.

“We have a very level-headed approach and know that we only get rewards when we’re working hard.

“That should ensure we never fall to complacency. It was a very good performance.”

Of Haggerty, Rowley commented: “Kurt’s performance on Sunday came on the back of two outstanding displays in the previous two weeks.

“He came to us a little undercooked at the start of the season but his worked really hard to get up to speed.

“That culminated in his performance at Featherstone when he came up with his full bag of tricks.

“He showed the running game, handling skills and talent that everybody has seen in him season after season.”

Leigh’s Ryan Brierley and Tom Armstrong were also named in the Championship Team of the Week.

Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Quentin Laulu-Togagae (Sheffield Eagles)

2 Scott Turner (Sheffield Eagles)

3 Lee Waterman (Doncaster)

4 Tom Armstrong (Leigh Centurions)

5 Richie Barnett (Keighley Cougars)

6 Ryan Millard (Rochdale Hornets)

7 Ryan Brierley (Leigh Centurions)

8 Anthony Walker (Rochdale Hornets)

9 James Newton (Whitehaven)

10 Sean Hesketh (Keighley Cougars)

11 Kurt Haggerty (Leigh Centurions)

12 Lee Doran (Whitehaven)

13 Liam McAvoy (Workington Town)