Whitehaven-born Ireland international Gregg McNally smashed the 1,000-point mark in his rugby league career as he helped Leigh to a dominant 58-10 home win against Sheffield Eagles.

The Centurions made it two wins from two in the Championship this season with the victory at the weekend and McNally had the last word with a conversion of Liam Hood’s late try at Leigh Sports Village.

McNally scored 298 of those points for his hometown club, where he started his career.

He was snapped up by Huddersfield Giants from the Recreation Ground club and went on to enjoy two loans at Haven as well as spells with Oldham and Barrow Raiders before he initially joined Leigh.

Bradford Bulls then moved to bring in the full back, who left Odsal to return to Leigh last year due to personal reasons.

He signed a new contract for this year in November.

Winger Adam Higson scored a 15-minute first-half hat-trick as rampant Leigh finished with 11 tries against the outclassed AB Sundecks Cup holders.

Coach John Duffy couldn’t have expected much more from the classy Centurions, who also had Ben Reynolds sin-binned after a first-half melee.

Eagles rarely showed much stomach for a fight, virtually grounded by Leigh’s flying start that saw Higson touch down after four, seven and 19 minutes.