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4 Aug 2022

Betfred Women's Super League Preview | August 4

Betfred Women's Super League Preview | August 4

The Betfred Women’s Super League gets underway on Sunday afternoon with five matches taking place across Group One and Two. Here is a look at all the fixtures taking place in the Women’s Super League.

Leeds Rhinos gets the Group One fixtures underway as they host St Helens on Sunday afternoon.

The Rhinos were in red hot form when they face Huddersfield Giants last weekend. Leeds scored 16 tries during the 82-0 away success at Huddersfield which included doubles from Caitlin Beevers; Courtney Winfield-Hill, Sophie Robinson, Georgia Roche and Fran Goldthrop. The victory saw Lois Forsell’s side move above the York City Knights at the top of the Betfred Women’s Super League.

In the previous league meeting this season, Fran Goldthrop scored a late try to defeat St Helens 20-18 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Third place St Helens won their first consecutive league fixtures when they defeated the unbeaten, York City Knights.

Zoe Harris opened the scoring for St Helens inside the opening two minutes. York struck back before half-time, however Tara Jones extended the Saints lead to 12-4 early in the second half. 

St Helens may have lost to Leeds in the league; however, they were successful against the Yorkshire side in the Challenge Cup final.

The other fixture in Group One sees Wigan Warriors host Huddersfield Giants at Robin Park. Kick-off on Sunday is at 2:00PM.

Wigan occupy fourth in the table, with only one victory this season. However, their one victory did come against the Giants. The 30-18 away win will give them confidence going into this fixture.

Wigan come into the contest off the back of successive defeats to league leaders, Leeds Rhinos.

Huddersfield are the only side in Group One who have not won a fixture so far this season. But the Warriors will be hopefully for a victory as they produced a strong second half performance to fight back against Wigan.

Bradford host Wakefield Trinity in the first Group Two match of the weekend. The game will get underway at 2PM.

In their last fixture, Bradford Bulls were convincingly defeated by Warrington Wolves. They have won half of their fixtures with four wins from eight matches. Bradford faced Wakefield in their third fixture of the year at the Be Well Support Stadium. Bradford were able to defeat Trinity 28-10 on that afternoon.

Wakefield suffered a significant number of injuries last weekend during their 102-0 defeat to Warrington Wolves. Trinity sit second bottom with only one win which was against local rivals, Castleford Tigers. Nearly a third of all points Wakefield have scored this season came against Bradford earlier in the season.

Castleford Tigers will be searching for their first win of the season when they welcome Barrow Raiders.

Castleford are hoping it will be eight time lucky on Sunday afternoon at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. Despite not scoring many points this season, the Tigers have scored in all but one of their fixtures. They have been beaten by over 30 points in each of their last three fixtures.

Barrow Raiders have been flying as of late with seven wins in a row. The Raiders kicked off day two of the Summer Bash against Featherstone Rovers. Barrow fought hard to defeat Featherstone 12-4, which included an interception try by Vanessa Temple.

Barrow sit second in the table, they only trail Warrington Wolves on points difference.

The final fixture of the weekend will be held at Victoria Park where Warrington Wolves will host Featherstone Rovers.

Warrington continued their shutting out of the opposition, for a six successive match, they kept their opposition scoreless when they faced Wakefield. The Wire also hit the century when scoring 102 points last Sunday. The Wolves have scored 454 points in only seven matches, which shows their attacking prowess. 

In the previous meeting this season, Warrington defeated Featherstone 48-0 at the Millennium Stadium.

Featherstone will be looking to get back to winning ways after their defeat at Headingley last week on day 2 of the Summer Bash. Rovers have won five of their eight fixtures which sees them sitting third in the table.

Rovers have lost two of their last three fixtures, so they will be hoping for a return to form.

 

Fixtures

Sunday

 

Group One

  • Leeds Rhinos v St Helens – 12:30PM
  • Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants – 2PM

 

Group Two

  • Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity – 2PM
  • Castleford Tigers v Barrow Raiders -2 PM
  • Warrington Wolves v Featherstone Rovers – 3PM