• Leeds Rhinos Women
  • 58 - 4

  • Wakefield Trinity Ladies
  • Leeds Rhinos Women
  • HT 34 - 4
  • Wakefield Trinity Ladies
7th April 2019 | KO 13:00 | Sports Park Weetwood | Super League

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Leeds Rhinos Women 48 Wakefield Trinity Ladies 4

By Ben Ward

Leeds Rhinos Women secured a convincing opening day win against Wakefield Trinity Ladies in the Women’s Super League at Sports Park Weetwood.

The Rhinos made a positive start to the Yorkshire derby, against the leagues newcomers, when Elle Frain crossed for the first try early in the game.

Throughout the entirety of the game the Rhinos were more clinical than Wakefield. At the start of the game every time the Rhinos had possession of the ball, they looked like scoring and were solid in defence. When the Rhinos had possession of the ball, they moved it around with such speed the Wakefield players couldn’t contain them.

The Rhinos scored their second try when Caitlin Beevers sprinted half of the pitch, it was a move with so much speed and skill from the number one that allowed her to beat the opposition players and score the try. Tasha Gaines, on her debut, added the conversion to give the Rhinos a 10-0 lead.

Adam Cuthbertson’s team increased their lead through a second from Beevers, who took a great pass from captain for the day Hanna Butcher before evading the Wakefield defence to sprint down the wing.  Sophie Robinson then burst upfield to claim the team’s fourth try in the corner.  Good work from Shannon Lacey made ground for the Rhinos, before Amy Johnson and Butcher combined to send Aimee Staveley away for his first try of the season.  Dannielle Anderson then showed her strength to hold off her defenders to power through for a try next to the posts. Gaines was successful with the conversions to make it 34-0.

The Rhinos suffered a blow in the first half when Lucy Hewitt, making her debut, was forced from the field with an injury.  Before the break the visitors got their only try of the game when Saskia Lewis collected a kick to the corner and found the gap to dive over.  The conversion was missed so the Rhinos went in at the break with a 34-4 lead.

The Rhinos continued to dominate in the second half and it wasn’t long before they were in for their seventh try of the game.  A barging run from Sophie Nuttall took the team close before Frankie Townend battled her way over the line.  Townend then turned provider for Nuttall with a great pass and the former Hunslet Hawks player had the try line open for her to dot the ball down.

Rhinos kept up the pressure and a superb effort from Anderson, who raced from her own half to claim their ninth try, extended the lead to 46-4.

Gaines was unsuccessful for with the conversions, but made amends with a superb try.  After collecting the ball from Townend the hooker dummied and then and broke free from the Trinity pack to sprint clear for a try under the posts, which she then converted.

Amy Johnson then wrapped up a great team performance with a late try next to the posts.  Gaines added the extras to bring the final score to 58-4.

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By Ben Ward

Leeds Rhinos Women secured a convincing opening day win against Wakefield Trinity Ladies in the Women’s Super League at Sports Park Weetwood.

The Rhinos made a positive start to the Yorkshire derby, against the leagues newcomers, when Elle Frain crossed for the first try early in the game.

Throughout the entirety of the game the Rhinos were more clinical than Wakefield. At the start of the game every time the Rhinos had possession of the ball, they looked like scoring and were solid in defence. When the Rhinos had possession of the ball, they moved it around with such speed the Wakefield players couldn’t contain them.

The Rhinos scored their second try when Caitlin Beevers sprinted half of the pitch, it was a move with so much speed and skill from the number one that allowed her to beat the opposition players and score the try. Tasha Gaines, on her debut, added the conversion to give the Rhinos a 10-0 lead.

Adam Cuthbertson’s team increased their lead through a second from Beevers, who took a great pass from captain for the day Hanna Butcher before evading the Wakefield defence to sprint down the wing.  Sophie Robinson then burst upfield to claim the team’s fourth try in the corner.  Good work from Shannon Lacey made ground for the Rhinos, before Amy Johnson and Butcher combined to send Aimee Staveley away for his first try of the season.  Dannielle Anderson then showed her strength to hold off her defenders to power through for a try next to the posts. Gaines was successful with the conversions to make it 34-0.

The Rhinos suffered a blow in the first half when Lucy Hewitt, making her debut, was forced from the field with an injury.  Before the break the visitors got their only try of the game when Saskia Lewis collected a kick to the corner and found the gap to dive over.  The conversion was missed so the Rhinos went in at the break with a 34-4 lead.

The Rhinos continued to dominate in the second half and it wasn’t long before they were in for their seventh try of the game.  A barging run from Sophie Nuttall took the team close before Frankie Townend battled her way over the line.  Townend then turned provider for Nuttall with a great pass and the former Hunslet Hawks player had the try line open for her to dot the ball down.

Rhinos kept up the pressure and a superb effort from Anderson, who raced from her own half to claim their ninth try, extended the lead to 46-4.

Gaines was unsuccessful for with the conversions, but made amends with a superb try.  After collecting the ball from Townend the hooker dummied and then and broke free from the Trinity pack to sprint clear for a try under the posts, which she then converted.

Amy Johnson then wrapped up a great team performance with a late try next to the posts.  Gaines added the extras to bring the final score to 58-4.