Braces from Kyle Lovett and Peter Matautia, and further scores from Harrison Hansen and Ben Crooks, condemned Dewsbury Rams to defeat at Leigh Sports Village.

The tries came during ten-minute purple patches in both halves. Ben Reynolds kicked four conversions from four attempts, while Jack Owens also kicked two.

Re-live the action courtesy of the Rams’ match day coverage:


Centurions: Matautia, Dawson-Jones, Crooks, Evans, Owens, Reynolds, Hutchison, Vaivai, Hood, Mason, Hansen, Lovett, Gregson Subs: Higham, Dezaria, Richards, Thompson

  • 01′ We’re up and running at Leigh Sports Village. Rams attacking left to right as we look on from the main stand side. 0-0
  • 01′ Leigh with a penalty for a ball steal in the first tackle of the match. 0-0
  • 02′ Reynolds kicks early and Morton gathers the ball for Dewsbury. But the Rams knock on on the next play. 0-0
  • 03′ Repeat set for Leigh. Harsh on the Rams as ball ricochets off a boot. 0-0
  • 04′ Leigh knock on as they try the inside ball. Rams in possession for the first time. 0-0
  • 06′ Inventive play from Leigh as they kick early once again, but Rams recover the ball and now we have the penalty. 0-0
  • 07′ Another penalty for the Rams. We have possession 20 from the Leigh line. 0-0
  • 08′ Pressure from Leigh forces Dewsbury to over-cook the play and the ball is knocked on. 0-0
  • 09′ Messy end to the set for Leigh and Rams have possession just shy of half-way. 0-0
  • 10′ Moore kicks on the fourth and is flattened, but the referee waves play on and Leigh are back with the ball. 0-0
  • 11′ Great charge down from Robbie Ward wins possession back for Dewsbury, and now we have the penalty. 0-0
  • 12′ Ward is tackled just short on the last. Centurions have the ball back, but they’re right on their own line. 0-0
  • 13′ Hansen breaks for Leigh, and two plays later Hutchison’s kick wins a repeat set. 0-0
  • 14′ Leigh Try. Ball is worked left from the scrum and Matautia has too much power for the Rams defence. 4-0
  • 16′ Reynolds adds a simple conversion. 6-0
  • 18′ Back to back penalties for Leigh. 6-0
  • 18′ Leigh try. Hansen bursts on to a short ball from dummy half and barges over. 10-0
  • 19′ Reynolds adds the goal from half-way out on the left. 12-0
  • 20′ Another penalty for Leigh. 12-0
  • 21′ Leigh try. Matautia sells the dummy and coasts through a gap in the Rams defence. 16-0
  • 23′ Reynolds makes it 3/3 from the right of the posts, while English and Wakeman replace Teanby and Sheriffe. 18-0
  • 24′ Rams knock on and Leigh back in possession, but now the hosts come up with a mistake and we have the scrum. 18-0
  • 24′ Turnover on Dewsbury 20 and we have the ball for what seems like the first time in ages. 18-0
  • 26′ …but the ball is coughed up and Leigh come away with possession. 18-0
  • 26′ And now we have the penalty. 18-0
  • 27′ Leigh have the penalty for holding down. 18-0
  • 28′ Leigh cough up the ball and Rams are in possession 25 from their line. 18-0
  • 28′ Moore’s kick just evades Morton. Leigh back with the ball. 18-0
  • 29′ Leigh boot the ball dead and we’ll have a seven tackle set. 18-0
  • 29′ Ward is replaced by Day. 18-0
  • 30′ Sykes’ bomb on the last is snapped up and Dawson-Jones breaks. 18-0
  • 31′ Rams tackle Leigh just short and have the ball back. 18-0
  • 32′ Good break from Day relieves some pressure, and Moore’s bomb pegs Leigh back inside their 20. 18-0
  • 33′ Leigh kick from deep and Guzdek gathers. Rams in good field position. 18-0
  • 34′ Sykes tries another bomb, but again Leigh are up to it. And the rams now have the ball back for offside. 18-0
  • 36′ Good attacking set from Dewsbury asks questions, but the hosts hold us out. 18-0
  • 38′ Enterprising stuff from Dewsbury, but the ball is spilled and Leigh have it back. 18-0
  • 39′ Rams under pressure but we’re up to the task. Back in possession close to our line. 18-0
  • 40′ Rams complete and peg Leigh back. 30 seconds left. 18-0
  • 40′ Half-time. 18-0
  • 41′ Back underway. Early offside for Leigh and Rams get the ball back. 18-0
  • 45′ Gareth Moore sin-binned for a punch, while Dawson-Jones and Reynolds also receive yellow cards for Leigh. 18-0
  • 45′ The game has stopped due to a scuffle between both sets of players. 18-0
  • 48′ Rams got as far up the pitch as possible but possession turned over after last tackle. Strong tackles going in but the Rams are fighting hard. 18-0
  • 50′ Leigh try. Lovett goes over for the Centurions. Owens adds the goal. 24-0
  • 51′ Chris Annakin sin-binned for use of elbow. 24-0
  • 53′ Leigh try. Lovett is over for his second and Owens adds the two. 30-0
  • 57′ Leight try. This time it’s Crooks, who chases Reynolds’ kick. Reynolds adds the goal. 36-0
  • 59′ Leigh penalty in a good position. Rams staying strong for the moment. 36-0
  • 67′ The Rams just haven’t got the rub of the green so far today. Still 13 minutes to go though. 36-0
  • 71′ Rams penalty acquired in Leigh half, but the attach comes to an end with ball going into touch. 36-0
  • 77′ A scrappy end to the game. It’s been a hard day at the office for the Rams today. 36-0
  • 80′ Full time. 36-0