AUSTRALIAN ace Blake Ferguson could be Leigh’s not so secret weapon when Centurions bid for AB Sundecks 1895 Cup semi-final glory on Sunday.

The spur for victory over Championship rivals, Sheffield Eagles, is a final show down against Barrow or Featherstone at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 28.

The capture on a short-term deal of the ex NRL Grand Final and State of Origin winner is a massive statement of intent by owner Derek Beaumont.

Ferguson, 32, arrives with plenty of off-field baggage but, prior to an ill-fated cross code switch to Japanese rugby union, was regarded as one of the world’s best RL wingers.

Head coach Adrian Lam has not been afraid to select players so soon after arriving in the UK with Kai O’Donnell, the most recent example.

Ex Sydney Rooster and Cronulla Sharks star Ferguson landed yesterday.

Provided there were no 11th hour hitches, is expected to play some part against the 2019 champions at Leigh Sports Village (kick-off 4pm)

Forward Ben Nakabuwai, most recently starring for North Devils in the Queensland Cup, is also in line for a debut.

Leigh were 34-6 winners over Eagles last week; a performance that didn’t overly impress coach or players.

And Sheffield boss Mark Aston, boosted by the returns of Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e and Anthony Thackeray, believes revenge is possible.

“Sheffield are a good side and they will have a couple of their better players coming back so it will be a different game,” said Lam.

“We were a little frustrated afterwards, so it gives us something to get direction about this weekend.”

Back row Sam Stone, who often goes under the radar with his performances, added: “We have got a lot of improvement in us.

“If we can clean up some of the areas we were scrappy in we will be in a good spot.”

Leigh have conceded just 12 points in their last four games, outscoring their opponents 178-12.

“They are building towards the end of the season to push for Super League and you wouldn’t back against them with the squad they have and the recruitment they are doing,” said Eagles chief Aston.

“But there is no pressure on us. We can take the shackles off and have a go at them.

“We can be a little bit better and if we are a little bit better and show the same energy and commitment who knows. I am a believer; I am a dreamer-so you never know.”

Leigh will know who their potential final opponents are as Barrow’s game with Featherstone kicks-off at 2pm.