Leeds Rhinos Women to play Castleford in double header at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle

Leeds Rhinos Women return to action this Saturday against local rivals and their 2019 Grand Final opponents Castleford Tigers at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle and the game will be part of a double header with the Betfred Men’s Super League game between Castleford and Wakefield Trinity kicking off at 7pm.

KEY INFORMATION FOR ENTRY TO CASTLEFORD WOMEN VS LEEDS WOMEN

  • Supporters wishing to watch the Women’s match will be able to do so from 3.45pm onwards, this will be in the Wheldon Road End and the adjoining open corner linked with the Main Stand if standing or sat in the Main Stand itself if fans are seated Season Tickets holders.
  • Fans must enter the ground through Turnstile 1 which is near the Stadium Store on Wheldon Road, or through the entrance at the back of the Main Stand by the training field.
  • When the stadium opens to welcome full capacity at 5.30pm, free movement will be allowed in the ground.

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The match will also be streamed live on the RFL’s Twitch channel

After a mid-season break five teams will now compete for a place in the Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final on 10th October. Leeds Rhinos head coach Lois Forsell said that although it was disappointing that the season had to take an early break she said they team took the opportunity to get their squad in the best possible shape for the business end of the season.

“The team have all been working hard and are looking forward to getting back on the field for what will be a challenging and competitive second stage of the season, which is what all the players want to be playing in,” said Forsell.  “All the girls have bought into what we are doing and are focussed on being ready when the competition resumes.  We set targets each week and are aiming to build momentum heading into this top five and we know there is no opportunity to take our foot off these gas in these games.

“The break also gave us an opportunity to give players a rest who have picked up knocks during the season, so we will have a week off and then we will come back and get ready for the remaining games.”

Forsell, who became a mother to son Ollie in April, recently returned to her role coaching the team and said she is loving being back around the squad.  “My life has obviously changed a lot, but it’s good to be back,” she said.  “I’ve missed the girls and being in the team environment so I am enjoying being involved in training again.  It’s a busy day at home now and then straight to training and then back to looking after Ollie when I get home, but I am loving it all.

“Our assistant coaches, Ant and Dave Gibbons, have been brilliant, they are so professional and committed and I respect and rate their opinions and I knew when I gave them that call to say ‘I’m going into labour see you on the flip side’ I knew everything with the team would be fine.  Ellis Pascall has also taken over the team manager role and is doing a fantastic job and does this alongside his full time role with Leeds Rhinos Foundation, so we have a great backroom team at the club.”