A LEIGH Centurions half back has been named Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week.

Centurions' stand-off Martyn Ridyard just edged out his half-back partner Ryan Brierley with a guiding role and 12 goals from as many attempts in the 72-22 win at Rochdale Hornets.

Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “Both of our pivots were outstanding.

“We often hear about Ryan’s try scoring prowess, but he offers the team so much more as well and we saw that.

“But he was just about shaded by Martyn Ridyard on Sunday, who contributed every bit as much as Ryan and probably a little bit more with his faultless kicking display.

“Between the two of them they made us quite unstoppable. And when you see pivots get the Player of the Week award, it’s a signal that they’ve been well supported by the other 11 players on the field at any one time too.”