LEIGH Centurions head coach John Duffy was left frustrated by the downfalls in his side’s 44-12 defeat to Warrington Wolves on Good Friday.

The performance was a distance away from the one a week earlier when the Leythers bounced back into Super League with a narrow defeat to 2020 Grand Finalists Wigan.

"It was disappointing. We practised really well and then we went away from what we'd practised after around six to seven minutes,” said Duffy, whose side conceded 22 points in each half a fortnight after falling 34-12 Wire in the Chris Hill Testimonial friendly.

"I've got to be better there, so I have to take the defeat on my shoulders.

"We've got to be able to put into the performance what we've done all week and we didn't. Well, we did in bits in the second half and exposed them a little bit but we expected to do that from the word go."

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England scrum half Gareth Widdop was in mercurial form and the chief tormentor, scoring two tries on Leigh’s right where Tom Lineham and Toby King also each bagged a brace.

Leigh lacked some adventure but Duffy felt that switching full-back Ryan Brierley and stand-off Blake Wallace in the second half brought some improvement.

"I just thought we weren't playing enough on the edge where Blake was,” said Duffy.

“Ryan stepped up and got the ball in his hands. It just shows what we can do when we're asking for the ball."

Ben Reynolds, whose re-signing with the club from Toulouse was announced the day before the game, had a tough job on his hands against a hot Wire but Duffy disagreed that it had been a risk to throw him straight into the halves as a replacement for the injured Joe Mellor.

"No, not at all. He's been full-time at Toulouse and they do all the right things over there. He knows our structures, how we play and our plays from last year so there was no problem for that,” said Duffy.

"It is a tough ask when you're playing a quality side like Warrington.

"I thought he led us round in patches, like we've practised.

"He was a bit rusty with the speed having not played at this speed for a long time.

"He'll get better, he'll get good for us."