Leeds Rhinos Women name squad for Featherstone Rovers clash
Ellie Oldroyd races through for one of her two tries against Featherstone. Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead
Leeds Rhinos Assistant Coaches Anthony and David Gibbons have named their squad to face Feathesrtone Rovers in the second round of the Women’s Super League this Sunday, kick off 2pm.
The Rhinos kicked off their season with a 68-16 win over York City Knights, whilst Rovers suffered a 40-6 loss against Castleford Tigers in their opening game of the season.
Courtney Winfield-Hill will captain the Rhinos and the game could mark a significant milestone, with the Australian just six points away from her 250th Super League point. Winfield-Hill scored 24 points in the season opener with two tries and eight goals. Fran Goldthorp could also make her first appearance of the season and she is just four points away from her 50th career point.
Danika Priim could also be set to make her first appearance of the season, having been ruled out for the game against York. Adaoha Akwiwu, who marked her debut in the last game with two tries is named in the squad as is Ella Johnson, who also marked her step up to the first team from the Academy with a debut try.
When the team last met in 2019 the Rhinos secured two wins. An Elle Frain hat trick in the away game helped earn a 24-16 win for her team and in the second game Tasha Gaines was the hero with three tries in a huge 52-0 win.
There will be no social media update for the game against Featherstone Rovers Ladies with the club standing with the wider sporting community in taking part in a social media boycott from 15:00 on Friday 30 April to 23:59 on Monday 3 May. The game though will be streamed live on the RFL’s Twitch account twitch.tv/rugbyleague
The squad in full is
1. Caitlin Beevers sponsored by Systech IT Solutions
2. Tara Moxon sponsored by Leeds Rhinos Player Association
3. Sophie Robinson sponsored by Shakas
4. Chloe Kerrigan sponsored by Tough Cookie Training
5. Fran Goldthorp sponsored by PICKUPS SELF STORAGE
6. Hanna Butcher
7. Courtney Winfield-Hill sponsored by Steven Jackson
8. Amy Johnson sponsored by Eric Johnson of Northwich Ltd
11. Aimee Staveley sponsored by Countrywide Fans of Leeds Rhinos Women
12. Elle Frain sponsored by Steven Jackson
13. Sophie Nuttall sponsored by AC Auto Locksmiths
15. Danika Priim sponsored by G.Swailes Painter & Decorator
6. Ellie Oldroyd sponsored by AAK Electrical
18. Sam Hulme sponsored by Oatein
20. Lucy Murray sponsored by Leeds Trinity University
21. Ella Johnson
23. Orla McCallion
24. Adaoha Akwiwu
25. Zoe Hornby