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11th October 2019 | KO 19:30 | Totally Wicked Stadium | Women's Super League

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Picture by Isabel Pearce/SWpix.com - 11/10/2019 - Rugby League - Women's Super League Grand Final - Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos - The Totally Wicked Stadium, Langtree Park, St Helens, England - Leeds win the Women's Super League Grand Final.

By Matthew Wright

The Grand Final would not start as planned for the Rhinos, the Tigers crossing on their first set after an error on the second tackle. Castleford sending the ball to the flanks through the hands and Maisie Lumb squeezing into the corner. Stanley unable to convert.

The Tigers crossed again five minutes later, Rhiannion Marshall firing a long ball wide from dummy half close to the Rhinos in-goal, Lacey Owen crashing onto the ball and over the line to score in the left corner. Stanley unable to convert leaving the score at 8-0.

Leeds had found their rhythm and after some sustained pressure the breakthrough came. On the 14th minute Hanna Butcher opened the Tigers up with a flat ball to Abbie Eatock, Eatock racing clear to beat Stanley to the corner and score. Hill unable to convert from the right edge.

Both sides would trade near misses in the run up to halftime, Castleford the first to feel the pressure as Courtney Hill’s crossfiled kick tested both Goldthorp and Lumb, Lumb knocking the ball down and bring the Rhinos a refreshed set of six.

The Tigers would once more come banging at the Rhinos’ door, Castleford working the width of the pitch in search of space, Leeds numbering off well to deny Stanley as she surged for the corner, leaving the score at 8-4 at the half.

On the 56th minute Fran Goldthorp put the Rhinos back on level terms. Courtney Hill with her trademark dummy and go before offloading to Goldthorp, who jinked her way past two onrushing cover tacklers to score in the left corner. Hill unable to convert leaving it 8-8.

The young excitement machine would strike for a second time ten minutes later, Goldthorp finding herself on the outside shoulder of the Castleford defence, weaving and bobbing her way through the defence to score out on the left wing, Courtney Hill converting the try to make it 14-8.

Leeds found themselves deep in Tigers territory after Lumb spilled a Courtney Hill kick. The Rhinos taking only two tackles to do more damage to the scoreboard, Elle Frain the recipient of a delicate Courtney Hill pass, Hill then converting to put the Rhinos two converted tries ahead with ten minutes left to play.

The game had one final twist with five minutes remaining, Roche throwing a long looping pass to find Kelsey Gentles, the try scored but the conversion missed and the Rhinos crowned Betfred Super League Champions for the 2019 season.

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Picture by Isabel Pearce/SWpix.com - 11/10/2019 - Rugby League - Women's Super League Grand Final - Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos - The Totally Wicked Stadium, Langtree Park, St Helens, England - Leeds win the Women's Super League Grand Final.

By Matthew Wright

The Grand Final would not start as planned for the Rhinos, the Tigers crossing on their first set after an error on the second tackle. Castleford sending the ball to the flanks through the hands and Maisie Lumb squeezing into the corner. Stanley unable to convert.

The Tigers crossed again five minutes later, Rhiannion Marshall firing a long ball wide from dummy half close to the Rhinos in-goal, Lacey Owen crashing onto the ball and over the line to score in the left corner. Stanley unable to convert leaving the score at 8-0.

Leeds had found their rhythm and after some sustained pressure the breakthrough came. On the 14th minute Hanna Butcher opened the Tigers up with a flat ball to Abbie Eatock, Eatock racing clear to beat Stanley to the corner and score. Hill unable to convert from the right edge.

Both sides would trade near misses in the run up to halftime, Castleford the first to feel the pressure as Courtney Hill’s crossfiled kick tested both Goldthorp and Lumb, Lumb knocking the ball down and bring the Rhinos a refreshed set of six.

The Tigers would once more come banging at the Rhinos’ door, Castleford working the width of the pitch in search of space, Leeds numbering off well to deny Stanley as she surged for the corner, leaving the score at 8-4 at the half.

On the 56th minute Fran Goldthorp put the Rhinos back on level terms. Courtney Hill with her trademark dummy and go before offloading to Goldthorp, who jinked her way past two onrushing cover tacklers to score in the left corner. Hill unable to convert leaving it 8-8.

The young excitement machine would strike for a second time ten minutes later, Goldthorp finding herself on the outside shoulder of the Castleford defence, weaving and bobbing her way through the defence to score out on the left wing, Courtney Hill converting the try to make it 14-8.

Leeds found themselves deep in Tigers territory after Lumb spilled a Courtney Hill kick. The Rhinos taking only two tackles to do more damage to the scoreboard, Elle Frain the recipient of a delicate Courtney Hill pass, Hill then converting to put the Rhinos two converted tries ahead with ten minutes left to play.

The game had one final twist with five minutes remaining, Roche throwing a long looping pass to find Kelsey Gentles, the try scored but the conversion missed and the Rhinos crowned Betfred Super League Champions for the 2019 season.