• St Helens Women
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  • St Helens Women
  • HT 4 - 8
  • Leeds Rhinos Women
7th July 2019 | KO 12:30 | Totally Wicked Stadium | Women's Challenge Cup

St Helens Women 10 Leeds Rhinos Women 16

By Abby Cromack

Leeds Rhinos Women booked their place in the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final following a tough semi-final clash against St Helens at the Total Wicked Stadium.

St Helens opened the scoring after 19 minutes with Jodie Cunningham dummying and diving over the line from close range on the back of Chantelle Crows strong run. Beth Stott converted to put Saints 6-0 ahead.

Ten minutes later, Stott converted a penalty kick just from the right of the sticks around twelve metres out to extend the lead to 8-0.

The Rhinos were hit back with just six minutes to go until half time. Shannon Lacey powered her way over the line from close range to score the Rhinos first try making the score 8-4 at half time.

Adam Cuthbertson’s team were dealt a blow on fifty-nine minutes when Hanna Butcher was shown yellow and sent to the bin for slowing the Saints play of the ball from an Emily Rudge break. Stott was successful in converting the penalty conversion and increasing Saints lead to 10-4.

The Rhinos’ first try of the second half came from a great play on the short side with a measured grubber kick from Courtney Hill that Sophie Nuttall was able to get on the end and then put the ball down. Hill levelled the game at 10-10 with a magnificent conversion from the touch line with less than ten minutes remaining of the game.

Not long after Caitlin Beevers caught the ball on her own line and broke through the Saints defensive line to race the full length of the pitch to arguably score the try of the game to make the score 10-14. Hill extended the Rhinos lead to 16-10 with another successful conversion.

The team did enough to hold on for the win to earn their place in the Women’s Challenge Cup Final at the University of Bolton against Castleford Tigers Women in a repeat of last year’s final.

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St Helens Women 10 Leeds Rhinos Women 16

By Abby Cromack

Leeds Rhinos Women booked their place in the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final following a tough semi-final clash against St Helens at the Total Wicked Stadium.

St Helens opened the scoring after 19 minutes with Jodie Cunningham dummying and diving over the line from close range on the back of Chantelle Crows strong run. Beth Stott converted to put Saints 6-0 ahead.

Ten minutes later, Stott converted a penalty kick just from the right of the sticks around twelve metres out to extend the lead to 8-0.

The Rhinos were hit back with just six minutes to go until half time. Shannon Lacey powered her way over the line from close range to score the Rhinos first try making the score 8-4 at half time.

Adam Cuthbertson’s team were dealt a blow on fifty-nine minutes when Hanna Butcher was shown yellow and sent to the bin for slowing the Saints play of the ball from an Emily Rudge break. Stott was successful in converting the penalty conversion and increasing Saints lead to 10-4.

The Rhinos’ first try of the second half came from a great play on the short side with a measured grubber kick from Courtney Hill that Sophie Nuttall was able to get on the end and then put the ball down. Hill levelled the game at 10-10 with a magnificent conversion from the touch line with less than ten minutes remaining of the game.

Not long after Caitlin Beevers caught the ball on her own line and broke through the Saints defensive line to race the full length of the pitch to arguably score the try of the game to make the score 10-14. Hill extended the Rhinos lead to 16-10 with another successful conversion.

The team did enough to hold on for the win to earn their place in the Women’s Challenge Cup Final at the University of Bolton against Castleford Tigers Women in a repeat of last year’s final.

Team Performance

Goals

1

2

Tries

1

3

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Caitlin Beevers1000000
Sophie Nuttall1000000
Sophie Robinson0000000
Chloe Kerrigan0000000
Francesca Goldthorp0000000
Hanna Butcher0000000
Courtney Winfield-Hill0200000
Amy Johnson0000000
Tasha Gaines0000000
Shannon Lacey1000000
Char Booth0000000
Elle Frain0000000
Aimee Staveley0000000
Interchanges
Danika Priim0000000
Dannielle Anderson0000000
Ellie Oldroyd0000000
Keara Bennett0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Rebecca Rotherham0000000
Rebecca Avenell0000000
Naomi Williams0000000
Rhianna Burke0000000
Leah Burke0000000
Zoe Harris0000000
Beth Stott0100000
Sarah Lovejoy0000000
Jodie Cunningham1000000
Dawn Taylor0000000
Emily Rudge0000000
Pip Birchall0000000
Channy Crowl0000000
Interchanges
Danni Bush0000000
Darcy Stott0000000
Vicky Whitfield0000000
Claire Mullaney0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards