Drinkwater: Our job is not over

Leigh halfback Josh Drinkwater says the Centurions aren’t getting ahead of themselves after they recorded their fourth straight win in the Qualifiers when they fought back to defeat Hull KR 25-18 on Saturday.

Leigh are unbeaten in the Middle 8s and have now knocked off two Super League teams. The Centurions were behind 12-0 early but they came from behind to score 22 unanswered points against the Robins.

A penalty and a drop goal from Martyn Ridyard sealed Leigh’s dramatic victory. Drinkwater scored one try in the seven-point win.

“It was the worse first half we’ve played since I’ve been here I think but we were only down 12-6 so we weren’t too worried,” he said.

“We just had to start kicking early and get into a grind and the weather would give us opportunities to force errors.

“But a lot of people say Hull KR is a tough place to win so to go there and come from 12-0 down and win, it’s a massive win.”

Leigh are riding high with their latest result but Drinkwater said the Centurions haven’t finished yet.

“It’s a great feeling to have beaten two Super League teams as well it shows how good of a team we are,” the scrum-half said.

“But we’ve still got to get another one or two wins so it’s not job just yet.”

Leigh face Huddersfield next weekend and another victory is likely to see their Super League status for 2017 confirmed in style.

The Championship side sit in second place on the Qualifiers table with eight points, the same amount as leaders Leeds.

“It’ll be a massive challenge but we want to play in the big games so to go back to back games against Super League teams is going to be massive challenge,” Drinkwater said.

“But we’re at home and we’ve Super League to play for, so we will be up for it.”

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