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15th July 2018 | KO 00:00 | | Women's Challenge Cup

Wigan Warriors Women 8 Leeds Rhinos Women 26

Leeds Rhinos Women have booked their place in their first ever final after defeating a tough Wigan side at Robin Park 26-8 in the Challenge Cup semi final.

It is a remarkable achievement for Adam Cuthbertson’s side in their first season together and they now will face Castleford Tigers Women in the Final on Saturday 4th August at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium after the Tigers won 48-12 against York City Knights.

The Rhinos took the lead after ten minutes when winger Caitlin Beevers finished off a flow move out wide. Hanna Butcher was unable to add the conversion but the visitors had made a strong start at 4-0.

Four minutes later, Wigan responded to equalise when Wigan captain Gemma Walsh set up full back Rebecca Greenfield to level the score. The conversion attempt was missed.

Leeds crucially grabbed control of the game after that with two tries before half time. The first came from an interception that was finished off for Beevers for her second try of the game and then with seven minutes to go until the interval prop Danielle Anderson proved too strong to stop near the line and crashed over. Butcher converted both to give the Rhinos a 16-4 lead at the break.

Half back Walsh and Greenfield combined again at the start of the second half to give Wigan hope of a fightback just six minutes into the second half but that was a close as the Warriors came to getting the win.

Just after the hour mark, the Rhinos made their pressure count after a long spell on the Wigan line eventually they found a way over and five minutes later, full back Charlotte Booth continued her impressive season with another try. Butcher converted the latter, as her kick rebounded over off the post and the Rhinos were in full control at 26-8.

Wigan battled hard in the final ten minutes but Leeds stood firm to record a memorable win that sets up the chance to claim silverware at the first time of asking against the Tigers in August.

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Wigan Warriors Women 8 Leeds Rhinos Women 26

Leeds Rhinos Women have booked their place in their first ever final after defeating a tough Wigan side at Robin Park 26-8 in the Challenge Cup semi final.

It is a remarkable achievement for Adam Cuthbertson’s side in their first season together and they now will face Castleford Tigers Women in the Final on Saturday 4th August at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium after the Tigers won 48-12 against York City Knights.

The Rhinos took the lead after ten minutes when winger Caitlin Beevers finished off a flow move out wide. Hanna Butcher was unable to add the conversion but the visitors had made a strong start at 4-0.

Four minutes later, Wigan responded to equalise when Wigan captain Gemma Walsh set up full back Rebecca Greenfield to level the score. The conversion attempt was missed.

Leeds crucially grabbed control of the game after that with two tries before half time. The first came from an interception that was finished off for Beevers for her second try of the game and then with seven minutes to go until the interval prop Danielle Anderson proved too strong to stop near the line and crashed over. Butcher converted both to give the Rhinos a 16-4 lead at the break.

Half back Walsh and Greenfield combined again at the start of the second half to give Wigan hope of a fightback just six minutes into the second half but that was a close as the Warriors came to getting the win.

Just after the hour mark, the Rhinos made their pressure count after a long spell on the Wigan line eventually they found a way over and five minutes later, full back Charlotte Booth continued her impressive season with another try. Butcher converted the latter, as her kick rebounded over off the post and the Rhinos were in full control at 26-8.

Wigan battled hard in the final ten minutes but Leeds stood firm to record a memorable win that sets up the chance to claim silverware at the first time of asking against the Tigers in August.

Team Performance

Goals

0

3

Tries

0

5

Player Performance

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Sophie Nuttall0000000
Sophie Robinson0000000
Caitlin Beevers2000000
Hanna Butcher0300000
Courtney Winfield-Hill0000000
Amy Johnson0000000
Lois Forsell0000000
Dannielle Anderson1000000
Aimee Staveley0000000
Manina Spurr0000000
Rhiannion Marshall0000000
Interchanges
Suze Hill0000000
Shannon Lacey0000000
Frankie Townend1000000
Chloe Kerrigan0000000
Elle Frain0000000
Abbie Spencer0000000

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Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards