Leeds Rhinos Women U19s to face Yorkshire Origin Championship Squad

By Abby Cromack

Leeds Rhinos Women U19s are looking to keep their unbeaten record for the current season when they take on Yorkshire Championship at Oulton, this Sunday 14th July, kick off 1.30pm.

Oulton Raiders are hosting the first meeting between the Academy and the Yorkshire side from the championship. The Academy are still unbeaten this season after previously winning Wigan away at Orrell St James and most recently beating St Helens U19s convincingly 82-0 at local community club East Leeds. There are trio of debutants coming into the starting line up this weekend for the game.

Abby Eatock, who plays rugby for the Army, will make her first appearance in blue and amber, Massie James, who plays for Whitley Bay Barbarians comes in for her debut and Olivia Paddy is also named in the starting line up for her Rhinos bow. Liv Beresford returns to the team for the first time this season after being ruled out with an injury.

On the bench there are three more players who could be set for their first appearances for the Rhinso. South Leeds Spartans players Angel Howey and Jodie Connor along with Leah McFarlane, who has come through the U16 pathway and plays for West Leeds Eagles, are all included in the squad.

The Yorkshire Championship team have previously played Lancashire in their origin match at the Halliwell Jones Stadium beating Lancashire. The Yorkshire side is made up of a mixture of players from across the county from several community clubs in the championship.

The Academy are looking forward to the game and have been working hard in training over the last few weeks both on the field and in the gym in preparation for the game which is going to be the toughest challenge of the season so far. They are very keen to take on the Yorkshire side and get the victory and retain their unbeaten run.

  1. Abby Eatock
  2. Abbie Spencer
  3. Sam Hulme
  4. Shauna Asquith
  5. Maisie James
  6. Ellena Powell
  7. Abby Cromack
  8. Liv Beresford
  9. Olivia Paddy
  10. Paige Webster
  11. Mia Clarke
  12. Evie Jackson
  13. Lucy Murray
  14. Mckenzie Boocock
  15. Elyse Royale
  16. Angel Howey
  17. Jodie Connor
  18. Leah McFarlane