Featherstone slipped to third place in the Kingstone Press Championship after losing to Leigh Centurions for the second week running.
The Centurions, who knocked Rovers out of the Challenge Cup, came out on top again 29-10 in Sunday’s league game at Big Fellas Stadium in a match that followed a similar pattern to the first encounter.
The teams were level at half-time - just as they were in the cup clash - but once again Leigh took charge in the second period to maintain their unbeaten record in all competitions this year and move seven points clear of Rovers in the table.
Featherstone opened the scoring with Ben Hellewell’s tenth minute try and they completed the scoring with Andy Kain’s effort three minutes from time but it wasn’t enough to earn them a bonus point.
Leigh’s Liam Kay bagged two tries and Cameron Pitman, Greg McNally and Ryan Brierley also crossed, with Martin Ridyard landing four goals and Brierley kicking a drop goal.
Featherstone’s Will Sharp and Leigh’s Matt Sarsfield were sent off after a brawl 12 minutes from time. That incident was put on report, along with an earlier incident when McNally was felled by a high tackle.
Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Sharp, Worthington, Mendeika, Hellewell; Briggs, Kain; Crossley, Ellis, Hirst, Cording, Spears, Lockwood. Subs: Flanagan, Bussey, Bennion, Pick.
Leigh Centurions: McNally; Higson, Pitman Armstrong, Kay; Ridyard, Brierley; Spencer, Beswick, Hopkins, Sarsfield, Haggerty, Emmitt. Subs: Penkywickz, Acton, Wilkes, Barlow.