29th August 2018, 10:36 | Community
The very best of Women's and Academy Rugby League will be showcased this week as the first-ever 'Origin Weekend' takes place.
Saturday sees the Women's game take centre stage at Featherstone Lions ARLFC as Yorkshire face off with Lancashire in the under 19s Origin fixture and Women's Championship Origin fixture.
The u19s get the action underway from 1.30pm, with stars from the Women's Championship going head-to-head from 3.30pm.
Sunday then sees attention turn to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington, with potential England Women stars lining up against eachother as the Women's Super League Origin match takes place, 3pm kick off.
The Men's u19s Academy fixture between Yorkshire and Lancashire gets the action underway at Warrington, 12.30pm kick off.
Rugby Football League Development Director Marc Lovering said: "It's set to be a high-quality weekend of Rugby League.
"Saturday offers the chance for some of the country's best young and upcoming female talent to show off their skills in what will be a hotly-contested double-header.
"And Sunday is sure to be entertaining as selection for England Women and Academy squads hots up.
"The four fixtures across two days will offer the chance for players to represent their counties, and will give fans a unique opportunity to take in some of the best talent from the Women's and Academy game."