Rivett hat-trick helps Leigh pile on pressure

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Leigh ran in 10 tries during their 54-4 demolition of Hull Kingston Rovers yesterday to maintain the pressure on Salford at the top of National League One.

The hosts had the match won by half-time when they were 28-0 ahead following scores from Leroy Rivett (two), John Duffy, Adam Bristow and Damian Munro, with Neil Turley adding four goals. Further tries from Munro and Pat Weisner as well as another Turley goal increased the Centurions' lead to 38-0 before Rovers' from Jon Aston replied with a try.

In the closing minutes, Rivett ran the length of the field to complete his hat-trick, Duffy added his second and Dale Holdstock also crossed.

Both sides in Wednesday's Origin match between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Odsal have been hit by withdrawals.

Yorkshire have lost their captain, Danny Orr, with a rib injury and Karl Pratt with an elbow problem. The London Broncos' Geordie half-back Chris Thorman, and Rob Burrow of Leeds have been called up as replacements.

Lancashire have lost their prop Barrie McDermott because of a shoulder problem and Sean Long with a recurring hand injury. Wigan's Danny Tickle and Sean O'Loughlin, come into the squad.