• Leeds Rhinos Women
  • 16 - 18

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  • Leeds Rhinos Women
  • HT 06 - 08
  • Wigan Warriors Women
13th October 2018 | KO 00:00 | | Women's Super League

Leeds Rhinos Women 16 Wigan Warriors Women 18

Leeds Rhinos Women were denied the Women’s Grand Final, losing 16-18 against Wigan Warriors Women due to a late penalty goal.

It would be a shakey start from the Rhinos, Temple splitting Leeds down the left edge and racing away, a scrambling Leeds defence clawing down the Wigan runner to force the turnover and deny Wigan an opportunity at a try.

Leeds would have a shot at the line of their own soon after, Wigan pinged for a woman in the ruck, Leeds pressuring down the left hand-side, Laverick going close to scoring in the corner, the ball then moved left before Rhiannion Marshall spinning out of contact to open the scoring, Courtney Hill converting.

Wigan would respond immediately, finding the dead ball line from the kick off, three tackles into the set Gemma Walsh would throw a flat cut out ball at the Leeds line, Rachel Thompson bursting onto it and going over for Wigan’s first, kick missed by Davis.

Wigan were enjoying playing on the fringes, sending the ball wide to the Leeds left edge and finding Michelle Davis, Davis denied only by some fantastic goal line defence Madisson Laverick and Caitlin Beevers, forcing the winger off the field.

The arm wrestle up the middle of the pitch would ensue, both sets of players trading crunching tackles, intricate plays and strong runs, neither prepared to give the other an inch.

Wigan again tried their luck down the Rhinos left edge, Wigan captain Gemma Walsh winding up from 10 metres out and trying to find her way over Madisson Laverick, Laverick standing her ground and dumping Walsh into touch with support from Hanna Butcher and Caitlin Beevers.

An incorrect play the ball giving Leeds prime opportunity to register points on the stroke of the half, Wigan’s aggressive goal line defence forcing a Leeds error good field position

Wigan would finally buckle the Leeds line for a second time, a sweeping line move would put Rachel Thompson over for her second try of the game, weaving and jinking at the line and eventually finding her way past the defensive line to put Wigan ahead, the kick missed by Davis, the score at the half, 6-8 in Wigan’s favour.

Sophie Robinson would deny her opposite number, Georgia Wilson, a ball and all tackle to stop the attack in it’s tracks, keeping the score at 8-6 and keeping the Rhinos in the contest. 

Georgia Wilson would open the scoring for the second half when Wigan sent the ball through the hands, a basketball style pass finding the space on the fringe to race into the corner with a 2 woman overlap on the right, the kick missed by Charlotte Foley.

Leeds best chance of the half so far would go begging, Butcher coming into the Wigan line with the ball, the pass floating in the wind and carried away from 2 Leeds players and over the sideline.

Thompson would finish her hat-trick when Wigan stripped the ball on the Leeds line, Walsh again masterminding the attack to create the opportunity, Thompson wriggling free to fall over the line with 2 Rhinos defenders on her back, Foley missing the kick.

Quick thinking by Caitlin Beevers put the Rhinos firmly back in the game, a Wigan grubber running dead, Beevers picking up, tapping on the 20 metre line and backing herself 80 metres under the bar with 3 Wigan defenders in pursuit, Courtney Hill adding the extras to make it 16-12 Wigan.

Leeds tied the game with 3 minutes left to play, Suze Hill into the corner from a Courtney Hill pass, Suze Hill pinning the ears back to squeeze into the corner for the Rhinos, Courtney Hill’s kick drifting in the heavy breeze to the right of the post to leave the game level at 16-16. 

A late penalty would cost Leeds the game, the referee penalising a speedy line for offside, Foley kicking the goal from 20 metres out and straight in front with the last kick of the game, Wigan claiming the Super League title 18-16.

Speaking after the game, Leeds coach Adam Cuthbertson spoke of the performance and his pride in the side: “It’s a tough loss but I don’t think we played to our potential, Wigan made the most of field position, the last 15 minutes were our best. 

“For our girls, we didn’t turn up for the 80 minutes. We had a good performance in the last 15 minutes; it just wasn’t enough against a good Wigan team though.”

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Leeds Rhinos Women 16 Wigan Warriors Women 18

Leeds Rhinos Women were denied the Women’s Grand Final, losing 16-18 against Wigan Warriors Women due to a late penalty goal.

It would be a shakey start from the Rhinos, Temple splitting Leeds down the left edge and racing away, a scrambling Leeds defence clawing down the Wigan runner to force the turnover and deny Wigan an opportunity at a try.

Leeds would have a shot at the line of their own soon after, Wigan pinged for a woman in the ruck, Leeds pressuring down the left hand-side, Laverick going close to scoring in the corner, the ball then moved left before Rhiannion Marshall spinning out of contact to open the scoring, Courtney Hill converting.

Wigan would respond immediately, finding the dead ball line from the kick off, three tackles into the set Gemma Walsh would throw a flat cut out ball at the Leeds line, Rachel Thompson bursting onto it and going over for Wigan’s first, kick missed by Davis.

Wigan were enjoying playing on the fringes, sending the ball wide to the Leeds left edge and finding Michelle Davis, Davis denied only by some fantastic goal line defence Madisson Laverick and Caitlin Beevers, forcing the winger off the field.

The arm wrestle up the middle of the pitch would ensue, both sets of players trading crunching tackles, intricate plays and strong runs, neither prepared to give the other an inch.

Wigan again tried their luck down the Rhinos left edge, Wigan captain Gemma Walsh winding up from 10 metres out and trying to find her way over Madisson Laverick, Laverick standing her ground and dumping Walsh into touch with support from Hanna Butcher and Caitlin Beevers.

An incorrect play the ball giving Leeds prime opportunity to register points on the stroke of the half, Wigan’s aggressive goal line defence forcing a Leeds error good field position

Wigan would finally buckle the Leeds line for a second time, a sweeping line move would put Rachel Thompson over for her second try of the game, weaving and jinking at the line and eventually finding her way past the defensive line to put Wigan ahead, the kick missed by Davis, the score at the half, 6-8 in Wigan’s favour.

Sophie Robinson would deny her opposite number, Georgia Wilson, a ball and all tackle to stop the attack in it’s tracks, keeping the score at 8-6 and keeping the Rhinos in the contest. 

Georgia Wilson would open the scoring for the second half when Wigan sent the ball through the hands, a basketball style pass finding the space on the fringe to race into the corner with a 2 woman overlap on the right, the kick missed by Charlotte Foley.

Leeds best chance of the half so far would go begging, Butcher coming into the Wigan line with the ball, the pass floating in the wind and carried away from 2 Leeds players and over the sideline.

Thompson would finish her hat-trick when Wigan stripped the ball on the Leeds line, Walsh again masterminding the attack to create the opportunity, Thompson wriggling free to fall over the line with 2 Rhinos defenders on her back, Foley missing the kick.

Quick thinking by Caitlin Beevers put the Rhinos firmly back in the game, a Wigan grubber running dead, Beevers picking up, tapping on the 20 metre line and backing herself 80 metres under the bar with 3 Wigan defenders in pursuit, Courtney Hill adding the extras to make it 16-12 Wigan.

Leeds tied the game with 3 minutes left to play, Suze Hill into the corner from a Courtney Hill pass, Suze Hill pinning the ears back to squeeze into the corner for the Rhinos, Courtney Hill’s kick drifting in the heavy breeze to the right of the post to leave the game level at 16-16. 

A late penalty would cost Leeds the game, the referee penalising a speedy line for offside, Foley kicking the goal from 20 metres out and straight in front with the last kick of the game, Wigan claiming the Super League title 18-16.

Speaking after the game, Leeds coach Adam Cuthbertson spoke of the performance and his pride in the side: “It’s a tough loss but I don’t think we played to our potential, Wigan made the most of field position, the last 15 minutes were our best. 

“For our girls, we didn’t turn up for the 80 minutes. We had a good performance in the last 15 minutes; it just wasn’t enough against a good Wigan team though.”

Team Performance

Goals

2

1

Tries

3

4

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Caitlin Beevers1000000
Suze Hill1000000
Char Booth0000000
Sophie Robinson0000000
Madison Laverick0000000
Hanna Butcher0000000
Courtney Winfield-Hill0200000
Amy Johnson0000000
Rhiannion Marshall1000000
Dannielle Anderson0000000
Aimee Staveley0000000
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Shannon Lacey0000000
Interchanges
Frankie Townend0000000
Sophie Nuttall0000000
Chloe Kerrigan0000000
Ellie Oldroyd0000000
Elle Frain0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Becky Greenfield0000000
Alison Burrows0000000
Rachel Thompson3000000
Georgia Wilson1000000
Michelle Davis0000000
Gemma Walsh0000000
Sarah Harrison0000000
Hannah Goodburn0000000
Claire Hall0000000
Chloe Hammond0000000
Amanda Sibbald0000000
Vanessa Temple0000000
Joanie Aspin0000000
Interchanges
Holly Speakman0000000
Charlotte Foley0100000
Lucy Gaggaley0000000
Gemma Hennessey0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards