NENE Macdonald will look to cement his lead at the top of the Betfred Championship try scoring table when Leigh visit Dewsbury on Sunday.

But the Papua New Guinea star will happily sacrifice any personal accolades to achieve collective success at the end of the season.

Macdonald’s latest hat-trick in Centurions’ 66-0 win at Workington last Sunday took him to 19 tries; two more than Halifax rival, Lachlan Walmsley.

After Leigh’s 16th successive league win Macdonald, 28, said: “We are on a train that is going fast and we are going one way to the top.

“We are pretty unstoppable and it is showing on the field. Obviously, we have a target on our back with being first so we know we have to perform every week.

“We are coming up against teams who we are playing a lot better than but you can’t get lethargic with it.

“You don’t go to places expecting easy wins and that’s probably the difference between ourselves and other teams in the comp.

“You can see we are all playing for each other. I have been in teams before but never in one that is so tight knit.

“We are a special group and hopefully it stays like that,” added Macdonald, happy to admit he was unaware of his pace setting try scoring achievements.

“I didn’t realise I was top until recently when Tom Nisbet mentioned to me in training. I might as well as chase that now,” he smiled.

“I am really enjoying my rugby again but that’s because of the tightness of the group.”

Leigh boast a points difference of 618 going into the latest round of Championship games; 166 better than second placed Featherstone.

Second bottom Dewsbury have won only two league games this season and lost 44-0 at Leigh Sports Village on April 1.

Last weekend they went down 20-16 to Widnes for whom Leigh loanee Kieran Dixon scored his third try in as many games.

Head coach Adrian Lam expects Josh Charnley to be available for selection after the club’s new winger suffered a minor injury on his try scoring debut at Derwent Park.

“Josh had a tight glute and that can happen when you haven’t played for that long,” explained Lam. “So, it was just a precaution to take him off.”

Ata Hingano also limped out of the action with a suspect ankle problem and is a doubt to face the Rams.

However, Ben Reynolds, a one-time Dewsbury loanee, is fit again after a recent hand injury.

Kai O’Donnell (stinger), Sam Stone (groin) and Ed Chamberlain (sternum) are also in the mix for a possible return after missing the trip to Cumbria.