Centurions dominate weekly Championship awards

Liam Kay scored four tries at Sheffield. Photo: Brian King.
Liam Kay scored four tries at Sheffield. Photo: Brian King.

Leigh Centurions have again dominated the weekly Kingstone Press Championship awards.

Winger Liam Kay, who scored four tries at Sheffield on Sunday, was named the Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week.

In addition, Leigh won the Championship Performance of the Week award while four players were named in the Team of the Week - Kay, Tom Armstrong, Jamie Acton and Sean Penkywicz.

Centurions boss Paul Rowley said: “Liam’s bought into the club and he’s one of those players that will do whatever he needs to do to help his team-mates get the victory.

“He’s willing to do the hard stuff just as much as he has the finesse for try-scoring at the other end, and he’s the all-round player at the moment. His will to win and desire to help his team-mates is enormous.”

Leigh set a new club record of 15 successive victories with their 54-12 against Sheffield.

Rowley said: “There was a lot of attention on the game and a big focus from Sheffield to spoil that party.

“There was a bit of pressure on but the boys responded in best possible fashion. They were outstanding from start to finish: they were tough, skillful, and then walked away humble.

“For me, every billboard in Leigh should be plastered with this occasion. It’s 110 years of history and it’s absolutely huge.”

Centurions are seven points clear at the top of the Championship and this Sunday go to Workington.

Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Dave Scott (Doncaster)

2 Will Sharp (Featherstone Rovers)

3 Danny Lawton (Keighley Cougars)

4 Tom Armstrong (Leigh Centurions)

5 Liam Kay (Leigh Centurions)

6 Paul Cooke (Doncaster)

7 Anthony Thackeray (Dewsbury Rams)

8 Jamie Acton (Leigh Centurions)

9 Sean Penkywicz (Leigh Centurions)

10 Adam Gledhill (Batley Bulldogs)

11 Gary Middlehurst (North Wales Crusaders)

12 Brett Phillips (Workington Town)

13 James Lockwood (Featherstone Rovers)