Bradford Bulls stun Leigh Centurions with fightback | Dewsbury Rams triumphant

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Danny Addy landed a touchline conversion with the last kick of the game to earn Kingstone Press Championship leaders Bradford a thrilling 32-32 draw with Leigh in the clash of the big two at Odsal.

The Bulls had trailed 32-6 early in the second half but staged a tremendous fightback with five tries in the last 15 minutes to grab a share of the spoils in front of a 6,463 crowd. Remarkably the teams drew 36-36 in the corresponding game last July.

Former Leeds and Wakefield full-back Lee Smith scored 16 points for the Centurions with a try and six goals while Ryan Brierley touched down twice and Jonny Pownall and Reni Maitua got the other tries for the visitors, who were without Rangi Chase.

James Clare got two tries for Bradford, with others coming from Kris Welham, Adrian Purtell, Omari Caro and Addy, who also kicked four goals.

Bradford: Mathers, Clare, Purtell, Welham, Caro, Gaskell, Addy, Sidlow, O’Brien, Lovegrove, Olbison, Haggerty, Pitts. Substitutes: Ferguson, Blythe, Clark, Walker.

Leigh: Smith, Pownall, Worthington, Whiting, Higson, Paterson, Brierley, Moimoi, Higham, Weston, Hansen, Hock, Acton. Substitutes: Foster, Hopkins, Maitua, Emmitt.

Referee: R Silverwood (RFL)

Dewsbury bounced back from their surprise defeat at Oldham with a 20-4 win over Whitehaven.

Josh Guzdek, Shane Grady and Scott Hale scored tries and Paul Sykes kicked four goals for the Rams, who led 12-0 at half-time.

Scott McAvoy scored Whitehaven’s only points with a try on 56 minutes.

Dewsbury: Guzdek, Morton, Crookes, Grady, Grant, Sykes, Kain, Groat, Hemingway, Hepworth, T. Adamson, Hale, Brown. Substitutes: Wright, L. Adamson, Tonks, Teanby.

Whitehaven: Jouffret, Miller, Taylor, Parker, Calvert, Aiye, Gore, T. Chapelhow, Savilla-Tagayuna, Brooks, Allen, McAvoy, Davies. Substitutes: Newton, J. Chapelhow, Riley, Chamberlain.

Referee: S Ansell (RFL)