Cuthbertson names final squad before 2019 season

With the Women’s Super League season looming, Leeds Rhinos Women’s coach Adam Cuthbertson names his squad to face the Army at Sports Park Weetwood this Sunday, kick off 1pm.

After a convincing 42-0 win over York City Knights Ladies at the start of the month, the Rhinos Women will be wanting to make it two pre-season wins from two against the Army. The two sides met last season in the Challenge Cup, with the eventual winners of the competition, Leeds, winning 46-10. Cuthbertson’s squad includes fifteen members of the 2018 Grand Final side. With Rhiannion Marshall moving to Castleford Tigers in the off season, only Manina Spurr and Chloe Kerrigan are absent from Sunday’s team.

New players Lucy Hewitt and Evie Jackson are included on the bench along with Larissa Deaves, who is set to make her first appearance since the 80-0 home win over York last season.

Sophie Nuttall is set to start in the front row after scoring against the Knights Ladies and Tasha Gaines makes her first Rhinos appearance after spending last season out through injury. The back line remains unchanged with season captain Courtney Hill partnering 2018 player of the year Hanna Butcher in the halves. The full squad is:

1.Caitlin Beevers 

2. Madison Laverick

3. Sophie Robinson

4. Charlotte Booth

5. Suze Hill

6. Hanna Butcher

7. Courtney Hill

13. Amy Johnson

14. Tasha Gaines

10. Dannielle Anderson

11. Aimee Staveley

15. Sophie Nuttall

17. Shannon Lacey

Substitutes:

18. Frankie Townend

19.Elle Frain

20. Larissa Deaves

21. Lucy Hewitt

22. Ellie Oldroyd

23. Evie Jackson

Venue – Sports Park Weetwood, Ring Road, Weetwood, Leeds, LS16 5AU.

Gates Open – 11am.

Ticket Prices – Free entry for all

Programmes – Team sheets will be handed out for free on arrival

Viewing areas – Standing around the pitch with a small seated stand which will be unreserved.

Parking – Limited, first come, first served. There is no charge to park. If there is no parking available at the venue, then fans must park in surrounding residential areas. Do not park at Weetwood Hall Hotel or on the grass verges on the ring road and respect the neighbours surrounding the venue. Limited Disabled Parking will be available onsite.

Food and Drink – There will be a café onsite for fans to purchase food and drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Fans can also visit the Stables Pub at Weetwood Hall Hotel prior to entering the venue however food and drink cannot be brought across on Sports Park Weetwood from the pub.

Bag Search Policy – Bags will be checked on arrival – fans cannot bring their own alcohol.

Dogs – Dogs are not allowed at the venue with exception of Guide Dogs.