Challenge Cup: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers
Leigh (12) 26
- Brierley 3, Kay, Haggerty
- Ridyard 2, Brierley
Featherstone (12) 16
- Sharp 2, Mendieka 2
Ryan Brierley's hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions defeat Championship rivals Featherstone Rovers to progress to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
The Leigh scrum-half's treble and goal, added to scores from Liam Kay and Kurt Haggertry, were enough to see off Rovers five tries to four.
Stand-off Martin Ridyard kicked two goals for the second-tier leaders.
Featherstone scored four tries, two apiece for Will Sharp and James Mendieka, but missed all four kicks.
Leigh: McNally; Higson, Pitman, Armstrong, Kay; Ridyard, Brierley; Wilkes, Penkywicz, R Duffy, Sarsfield, Goulden, Barlow.
Replacements: Beswick, Hopkins, Haggerty, Spencer.
Featherstone: Hardman; Uaisele, Worthington, Mendeika, Sharp; Kain, Moore; James, Ellis, Hirst, Cording, Spears, Lockwood.
Replacements: Flanagan, Dale, Bostock, Briggs.
Referee: Ben Thaler (RFL).