RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

Featherstone Rovers awaited the winners of the second AB Sundecks 1895 Cup game between the Sheffield Eagles and Leigh Centurions although the bookies, pundits, and most supporters believed that there could only be one winner.

The Eagles were given an almost unprecedented thirty-four-point start on the handicap coupon as they looked to overcome a six-place difference in the league table and pull off a miracle result and get themselves a trip to London.

But Mark Aston loves to be an underdog, and Adrian Lam wouldn´t take the challenge lightly.

A great kick from Anthony Thackeray took a cruel bounce for the Leigh defence and was collected by Kris Welham on the Centurions line to ground and give the Eagles the lead on four minutes. Izaac Farrell added the conversion for a 6-0 score line.

On thirteen the Eagles were awarded a penalty thirty metres from the posts and Farrell took the opportunity to extend the lead.

Leigh were back in the game on twenty-eight when Sam Stone split the Sheffield defence to score from five metres out. Krisnan Inu added the extras to reduce the arrears to just two points as the half hour approached.

With the half time hooter warning up there was a high tackle on Tyler Dickinson from Edwin Ipape with the Centurions substitute show a yellow card with Farrell kicking the penalty goal for a 10-6 interval lead.

It appeared that someone forgot to tell Sheffield that they were the underdogs as they delivered a terrific first half and kept the usually flamboyant Leigh pretty quiet, but Mark Aston would have been under no illusion, the second half would see a revitalised Centurions.

The paint must have been peeling on the Leigh changing room walls during the interval because the emerged from the second half with a new venom.

On forty-nine Kai O´Donnell powered over from short range from dummy half to get Leigh level at 10-10 and when Inu added the extras the Centurions were ahead for the first time in the game.

A high tackle from Wardle on Thackeray gave Farrell the chance to level the scores with the boot which he did from thirty metres from the sticks. With fifteen minutes remaining it was all square at 12-12.

On seventy-one McDonell jumped to take a high kick from Joe Mellor and drop to the floor to ground and once again put Leigh into the lead. Inu added the conversion for a six-point margin, Sheffield now needed a miracle.

On seventy-five Caleb Aekins hit the ball at speed and forced it down over the line under the tackle of a couple of Eagles defenders. Inu added a fourth conversion of the game for 24-12, Leigh home and hosed.

As the final hooter readied to sound Ed Chamberlain intercepted a wayward pass and went sixty metres to score under the sticks. Inu added the conversion for 30-12 and what looked like a comprehensive win.

All credit to the Sheffield Eagles who defied the pundits and the bookies to put in a sensational performance and run Leigh to the seventieth minute of the game with a performance which belied their season and current league position. It was a tremendous workout for Leigh as they fought back from a half time deficit to win and set up a tremendous 1895 final against the Featherstone Rovers.

Leigh Centurions: Aekins (T), Brand, Chamberlain (T), Macdonald, Inu (5G), Reynolds, Mellor, Sidlow, Smith, Amone, Wardle, Stone (T), Asiata. Subs: O´Donnell (T), McDonnell (T), Nakubuwai, Ipape (SB on 40).

Sheffield Eagles: Laulu-Togaga´e, Jones-Bishop, Welham (T), Johnson, Bass, Farrell I (4G), Thackeray, Douglas, Halafihi, Dickinson, Bower, Farrell J, Hodgson. Subs: Oakes, Wood, Broadbent, Holmes.

Half-Time: 6-10.

Full-Time: 30-12.

Score Progression: 0-4, 0-6, 0-8, 4-8, 6-8, (SB), 6-10 : HT : 10-10, 12-10, 12-12, 16-12, 18-12, 22-12, 24-12, 28-12, 30-12: FT.

Referee: Nick Bennett.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 8th May 2022 5:43 PM | Views : 13173 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
24s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
batleyrhino
1547
13m
What we currently look like for 2023
Spookisback
116
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
27s
Leeds V NZ
Jrrhino
25
27s
SL GF St Helens Old Trafford
Emagdnim13
662
31s
Shopping List 2023
HFCHU8
2630
32s
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
31900
33s
What we currently look like for 2023
Spookisback
116
36s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
14997
43s
Stand off - playmaker - game controller
Wollo-Wollo-
170
1m
Rumours and signings v9
The Whiffy K
24330
1m
Wigan v Sts discussion - THIS THREAD ONLY PLEASE
Magic Superb
580
2m
Knowles
Wanderer
118
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
The Future Of Rugby League 27th Sept 2022
Double Movem
1
TODAY
Brian gone
orangeman
4
TODAY
Betting in 2023
Dita's Slot
3
TODAY
O/T McDermott
The Avenger
3
TODAY
Morgan Knowles just had a look on the Leeds forum
karetaker
3
TODAY
Oliver Holmes
Moe syslak
12
TODAY
IMG
vastman
6
TODAY
Play Off Final Swinton v Dons 02/10/2022 2pm
Jemmo
1
TODAY
Morgan Knowles
christopher
20
TODAY
Year late World Cup
John_D
1
Random Topics selected.
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD
19.38Million 955 ↓-1879,2469,323
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
 Sun 2nd Oct
     National Rugby League 2022-R29
09:30
Penrith
v
Parramatta
       League One 2022-R26
15:00
Swinton
v
Doncaster
       Championship 2022-R30
18:30
Leigh
v
Batley
 Sat 15th Oct
     World Cup 2022-R1
14:30
England
v
Samoa
19:30
Australia
v
Fiji
 Sun 16th Oct
     World Cup 2022-R1
14:30
Scotland
v
Italy
17:00
Jamaica
v
Ireland
19:30
New Zealand
v
Lebanon
 Mon 17th Oct
     World Cup 2022-R1
19:30
France
v
Greece
 Tue 18th Oct
     World Cup 2022-R1
19:30
Tonga
v
Papua NG
 Wed 19th Oct
     World Cup 2022-R1
19:30
WALES
v
Cook Islands
 Fri 21st Oct
     World Cup 2022-R2
19:30
Australia
v
Scotland
 Sat 22nd Oct
     World Cup 2022-R2
14:30
Fiji
v
Italy
17:00
England
v
France
19:30
New Zealand
v
Jamaica
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Matches on TV
Sun 2nd Oct
NRL RND: 29
09:30
Penrith-Parramatta
CH RND: 30
18:30
Leigh-Batley
Sat 15th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
14:30
England-Samoa
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
Australia-Fiji
Sun 16th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
17:00
Jamaica-Ireland
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
New Zealand-Lebanon
WC2022 RND: 1
14:30
Scotland-Italy
Mon 17th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
France-Greece
Tue 18th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
Tonga-Papua NG
Wed 19th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
WALES-Cook Islands
Fri 21st Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Australia-Scotland
Sat 22nd Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
14:30
Fiji-Italy
WC2022 RND: 2
17:00
England-France
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
New Zealand-Jamaica
Sun 23rd Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
14:30
Lebanon-Ireland
WC2022 RND: 2
17:00
France-Greece
Mon 24th Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Tonga-WALES
Tue 25th Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Papua NG-Cook Islands
Fri 28th Oct
WC2022 RND: 3
19:30
New Zealand-Ireland
Sat 29th Oct
WC2022 RND: 3
14:30
England-Greece
Sun 25th Sep
L1 RND: 25 Doncaster52-20Rochdale
CH RND: 29 Leigh70-10York
CH RND: 29 Featherstone28-32Batley
Sat 24th Sep
NRL RND: 28 Penrith32-12Souths
SL RND: 30 Leeds12-24St.Helens
Fri 23rd Sep
NRL RND: 28 NQL Cowboys20-24Parramatta
Sun 18th Sep
WSL2022PO RND: 2 YorkW4-12LeedsW
CH RND: 28 Barrow8-18Batley
CH RND: 28 Halifax24-26York
L1 RND: 24 Swinton32-12Doncaster
Sat 17th Sep
SL RND: 29 St.Helens19-12Salford
NRL RND: 27 Cronulla12-38Souths
L1 RND: 24 Crusaders20-36Rochdale
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 27
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 27 1306 208 1098 52
Featherstone 27 1058 468 590 47
Halifax 27 837 440 397 40
Barrow 27 759 587 172 37
Batley 27 738 551 187 36
York 27 677 596 81 36
 
Sheffield 27 699 660 39 24
Widnes 27 567 679 -112 24
Bradford 27 521 675 -154 22
Whitehaven 27 488 854 -366 19
LondonB 27 548 740 -192 17
Newcastle 27 559 877 -318 15
Dewsbury 27 385 964 -579 7
Workington 27 296 1139 -843 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 18 843 154 689 36
Crusaders 18 668 332 336 30
Swinton 18 737 281 456 28
Doncaster 18 618 392 226 26
Rochdale 18 646 451 195 24
Hunslet 18 475 462 13 17
 
Oldham 18 535 473 62 15
Midlands 18 458 632 -174 10
LondonS 18 362 705 -343 10
Cornwall 19 274 782 -508 2
West Wales 19 154 1106 -952 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 27
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 27 674 374 300 42
Wigan 27 818 483 335 38
Huddersfield 27 613 497 116 35
Catalans 27 539 513 26 32
Leeds 27 577 528 49 29
Salford 27 700 602 98 28
 
Castleford 27 544 620 -76 26
Hull KR 27 498 608 -110 24
Hull FC 27 508 675 -167 22
Wakefield 27 497 648 -151 20
Warrington 27 568 664 -96 18
Toulouse 27 421 745 -324 10
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 24
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 23 628 353 275 38
Cronulla 23 535 348 187 34
Melbourne 23 704 388 316 32
NQL Cowboys 23 595 353 242 32
Parramatta 23 586 475 111 30
Sydney 23 611 416 195 28
Souths 23 588 448 140 28
Canberra 23 468 451 17 26
 
Brisbane 23 502 528 -26 26
St.George 23 445 559 -114 22
Manly 23 470 574 -104 18
Canterbury 23 362 555 -193 12
Newcastle 23 356 624 -268 12
NZ Warriors 23 382 673 -291 12
Gold Coast 23 428 634 -206 10
Wests 23 342 623 -281 8
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
24s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
batleyrhino
1547
13m
What we currently look like for 2023
Spookisback
116
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
27s
Leeds V NZ
Jrrhino
25
27s
SL GF St Helens Old Trafford
Emagdnim13
662
31s
Shopping List 2023
HFCHU8
2630
32s
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
31900
33s
What we currently look like for 2023
Spookisback
116
36s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
14997
43s
Stand off - playmaker - game controller
Wollo-Wollo-
170
1m
Rumours and signings v9
The Whiffy K
24330
1m
Wigan v Sts discussion - THIS THREAD ONLY PLEASE
Magic Superb
580
2m
Knowles
Wanderer
118
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
The Future Of Rugby League 27th Sept 2022
Double Movem
1
TODAY
Brian gone
orangeman
4
TODAY
Betting in 2023
Dita's Slot
3
TODAY
O/T McDermott
The Avenger
3
TODAY
Morgan Knowles just had a look on the Leeds forum
karetaker
3
TODAY
Oliver Holmes
Moe syslak
12
TODAY
IMG
vastman
6
TODAY
Play Off Final Swinton v Dons 02/10/2022 2pm
Jemmo
1
TODAY
Morgan Knowles
christopher
20
TODAY
Year late World Cup
John_D
1
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!