Women’s Team News: Cuthbertson names Women’s Challenge Cup Final side

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com 22/07/2019 Rugby League Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final and Women's Coral Challenge Cup Final Previews. University of Bolton Stadium Warrington, Leeds, Hull FC, Castleford, St. Helens , Halifax Courtney Hill Georgia Roche

Leeds Rhinos Women will defend their Coral Women’s Challenge Cup title this Saturday when the team kick off a triple header of rugby at the University of Bolton Stadium, kick off 11.15pm.

In a repeat of last year’s final, Adam Cuthbertson’s team will face local rivals, Castleford Tigers, in their first chance to win silverware this season.

Caitlin Beevers

13 players who featured in last year’s win are named in the side, including Caitlin Beevers and Aimee Staveley who were try scorers in the game. Beevers has been an ever present this season and has registered six tries, including the memorable length of the field effort in the semi final. Leading try scorer, Courtney Hill, will captain the team for the first time in the final.

Charlotte Booth

Charlotte Booth, who missed last week’s defeat to St Helens with a tooth infection returns for the Rhinos. Last week Booth was called into the England Women’s Performance Squad  alongside Shannon Lacey, who has been an ever present this season.

Danika Priim

Danika Priim and Tasha Gaines, who both missed last year’s game through injury, are named in the squad and Elle Frain who missed out on the Final last year is also in contention to play in the Final.

Fran Goldthorp and Keara Bennett, who have made big impressions since stepping up from the Academy this season are in the 19, alongside Ness Harriman who joined the club after a trial earlier this season.

Lois Forsell who captained the team to the Cup last season is still unavailable for the team with a long term ACL injury and Lucy Hewitt and Evie Jackson also miss out with injuries.

Castleford Tigers go into the game as favourites. They are undefeated in the league and top the table in Super League competition. They secured a comfortable 27-0 win over the Rhinos when the teams last met back in April.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast live via the BBC’s interactive Red Button service and on BBC Sport Online from 11.15am.

1. Caitlin Beevers (Sponsored by SYSTECH IT SOLUTIONS)
3. Sophie Robinson (Sponsored by AC AUTO LOCKSMITHS)
4. Charlotte Booth (Sponsored by YF FURNITURE)
5. Madison Laverick  (Sponsored by SMR Architects)
6. Hanna Butcher (Sponsored by MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM)
7. Courtney Hill (Sponsored by YES WASTE)
8. Danika Priim (Sponsored by Booth Installations)
10. Dannielle Anderson (Sponsored by Age Partnership)
11. Aimiee Staveley (Sponsored by UNSHAKEABLE SALT)
13. Amy Johnson (Sponsored by Eric Johnson of Northwich Ltd)
14. Tasha Gaines (Sponsored by UNSHAKEABLE SALT)
15. Sophie Nuttall (Sponsored by AC AUTO LOCKSMITHS)
16. Chloe Kerrigan (Sponsored by U.S.S UNDERWOOD SECURITY SOLUTIONS)
17. Shannon Lacey (Sponsored by WEST ONE SOLUTIONS)
19. Elle Frain (Sponsored by RIVA HOMES)
22. Ellie Oldroyd (Sponsored by LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY)
24. Fran Goldthorp (Sponsored by Pickup Services)
26. Ness Harriman
27. Keara Bennett (Sponsored by Leeds Rhinos Players Association)