LEIGH Centurions head into their crunch playoff game with Featherstone Rovers tonight knowing a win will see them reach a second final this season.

With both sides having an identical 18 wins and one defeat from 20 games, there is nothing between the teams.

A place in the Championship Grand Final will leave Leigh just 80 minutes away from their first double since 2004 following their success in the Northern Rail Cup. Despite Rovers boss Daryl Powell labelling Centurions favourites, Leigh coach Ian Millward refuses to react to the mind games.

“I don’t know how he worked that one out,”

Millward said.

“Featherstone have been the benchmark for the last two years, even though they haven’t won a trophy. They have been at the top of the league this year, top of the league last year.

“Both teams have only lost one game, which shows it’s a toss-of-thecoin game, although we are undefeated on the road.”

The last time the two sides met was at Easter when Leigh fought back for a 28-28 draw, while on the opening night of the season, Leigh beat an injury-hit Rovers 36-10.

Leigh could include dual contract man Tom Armstrong. The young wing or centre starred for St Helens in Super League last week, grabbing a hat-trick.

Rovers could welcome back 24-try winger Bryn Powell, but they will have to be on their guard against Centurions half back Jamie Ellis who is heading into Super League at the end of the season and is the top try scorer in the country with 34.

A win would put would give Leigh a place at the Grand Finals day on October 2, while a defeat will see them in action next Thursday against either Sheffield Eagles or Halifax.