LEIGH Centurions leapfrogged Featherstone Rovers at the top of the Betfred Championship after dominant win over the former leaders at the Leigh Sports Village.

A crowd of 4,225 saw Leigh get off to a cracking start when Keanan Brand sent Krisnan Inu over in the corner for a fifth-minute lead.

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That set the tone with John Asiata following him over the whitewash with Inu converting.

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Rovers responded through Mark Kheirallah’s try and goal.

But midway into the first half Blake Ferguson collected a lofted kick on the right flank for a well-executed score.

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Two Inu penalties before the break made it 18-6 to the Centurions.

Rovers came out in determined fashion and scored through Connor Jones, Kheirallah converting.

But on the hour mark former Australian test ace Ferguson struck when he collected a loose ball to sneak over for his second.

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Another Inu penalty stretched the lead before hooker Edwin Ipape brought the house down when he burst through two tackles score.

Inu kicked his fifth goal of the evening.

A yellow card for Featherstone’s Matty Wildie was followed by a red for Leigh’s Inu for his high tackle on Johnathan Ford.

Rovers’ Sam Eseh also saw red card in an eventful ending.

Ben Reynolds kicked a penalty to wrap up the scoring at 32-12.

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Leigh Centurions: Aekins, Ferguson, Brand, Chamberlain, Inu, Reynolds, Hingano, Sidlow (C), Smith, Amone, Stone, Wardle, Asiata. Subs: O’Donnell, Ipape, Ioane, Jones.

Tries: Inu, Asiata, Ferguson (2), Ipape.

Goals: Inu (5) Reynolds.

Featherstone Rovers: Kheirallah, Briscoe, Leilua, Jones, Gale, Smith, Jacks, Kopczak, Wildie, Cooper, Hellewell, Davies, Moors. Subs: Ford, Hepi, Eseh, Ferres.

Tries: Kheirallah, Jones.

Goals: Kheirallah (2).

Attendance: 4226.

Pictures: Richard Walker