Friday 10th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

30-0 FT

( 12-0 HT )

Attendance : 6,001

Official: C Campbell

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

Friday 10th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

30 : 0 FT

( 12 - 0 HT )

Attendance : 6,001

Official: C Campbell

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

Scorers

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Adam Higson, Jamie Acton, Harrison Hansen, Ben Reynolds, Sam Hopkins,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leigh Centurions did not concede a point as they beat Huddersfield Giants 30-0 to record their second win of the Betfred Super League campaign.

The Centurions were kept scoreless in last week's outing at Wigan Warriors but bounced back in style to hand Huddersfield their second straight defeat.

First-half tries from Adam Higson and Jamie Acton - both converted by Ben Reynolds - gave Leigh a 12-0 lead at the break.

The score remained the same until the 72nd minute when Harrison Hansen touched down and Reynolds added another two points.

Reynolds added a try of his own soon after before Sam Hopkins crossed for the game's fifth try in the closing stages.

Leigh coach Neil Jukes hailed his side's defensive grit.

"We came up with some big plays defensively and when we did things right we made things look very easy," he said.

"We had to be on the money against a team like Huddersfield who are full of proven Super League, NRL and international players.

"There is something good growing within the team and wins like tonight give us a lot of belief as we continue on our journey."

Giants coach Rick Stone said: "I'm disappointed with the performance but not the effort. There was a big difference between the teams in terms of execution, especially on the last plays.

"The game was in the balance for much of the game and I don't think 30-0 was a fair reflection on the game but Leigh deserved their win.

"It was a good, tough contest. We tried to play around them too much in the first half rather than go through them. But that's fixable."

  • 80: TRY! scored for Leigh by Sam Hopkins
  • 80: TRY! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 80: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 72: TRY! scored for Leigh by Danny Tickle
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 37: TRY! scored for Leigh by Jamie Acton
  • 15: TRY! scored for Leigh by Adam Higson
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • Key Performers

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Tackles 36

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Tackles 34

    Danny Tickle

    Tackles 35

    Head to Head

    Tries: 5-0

    Goals: 5-0

    METRES 1177 - 1023

    CARRIES 165 - 164

    TACKLES 302 - 357

    OFFLOADS 8 - 11

    PENALTIES 11 - 10

    BREAKS 5 - 1

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sam Hopkins 1 0 17 3 2 5 0 12 111 9.25 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Harrison Hansen 1 0 25 3 4 0 0 12 70 5.83 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Acton 1 0 16 3 1 2 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Reynolds 1 0 25 3 4 2 2 5 34 6.80 1 0 1 0 5 1 0 1
    Adam Higson 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 16 128 8.00 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 21 4 1 0 0 13 81 6.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    James Green 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 1 10 2 1 1 0 6 74 12.33 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Atelea Vea 0 0 28 2 0 3 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 35 8 2 0 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mick Higham 0 2 24 4 2 0 0 7 62 8.86 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Hock 0 0 26 2 4 0 0 14 101 7.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 20 0 4 0 5 5 51 10.20 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Dawson 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 7 58 8.29 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 20 1 1 1 0 13 65 5.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Crooks 0 1 21 6 2 0 0 4 35 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 8 17 2.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Alex Mellor 0 0 26 6 1 1 0 11 84 7.64 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 34 8 1 2 0 11 54 4.91 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 7 0 1 3 0 11 103 9.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 6 1 1 1 4 10 69 6.90 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 12 104 8.67 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 13 2 3 6 4 14 92 6.57 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Brierley 0 0 11 0 1 0 2 2 9 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Rapira 0 0 22 1 1 0 0 8 64 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 49 13 1 1 2 9 63 7.00 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 25 5 1 7 0 15 72 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 24 6 0 1 0 7 39 5.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 36 7 1 2 0 14 68 4.86 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 24 5 1 1 0 14 47 3.36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 31 9 0 2 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties