WHILE Leigh Centurions gave Wigan Warriors a fright in week one of the new Super League season, they were very much outclassed by a wounded Warrington Wolves side on Good Friday.

Leigh, absent of a handful of key new signings. struggled to live with their big spending neighbours whose enthusiasm and commitment to amend a poor opening showing against Castleford Tigers resulted in a 44-12 hiding.

Nicely worked tries by prop Adam Sidlow and Ryan Brierley, who rotated from full-back to stand-off with Blake Wallace in the second half to bring more adventure to the team, nevertheless came after the game was shot.

Credit Leigh for not throwing in the towel, especially after losing Matty Russell to an ankle injury that meant a second reshuffle late on.

> How the match unfolded, action pictures and reaction from Leigh coach John Duffy

Leigh's right-hand defence, where half-back Ben Reynolds was thrown in the day after rejoining the club from Toulouse as a replacement for the injured Joe Mellor, was targeted successfully.

Chief tormentor Gareth Widdop in tandem with fellow England internationals Ben Currie, Stefan Ratchford and Toby King, carved Leigh open for the first of Tom Lineham's two tries in the ninth minute and repeated the dose throughout the 80 minutes.

Widdop and King also added a brace, while Currie notched once as seven of the eight tries conceded - mostly from long distance – came down Leigh's right as The Wire scored 22 points in each half.