12th April 2018, 11:41 | womens_super_league

Rhinos Women ready to be part of history

Rhinos Women ready to be part of history


One of Rugby League's most famous rivalries is reignited this weekend as Bradford Bulls take on Leeds Rhinos this Sunday in round one of the 2018 Women's Super League season.

Hosted at Odsal Stadium, kick off 3.45pm, history will be made for Leeds Rhinos as their first-ever Women's team make their competitive debut against last year's Super League and Challenge Cup winners.

Rhinos forward, Dannielle Anderson, who joined the club from Oulton Raidettes and has represented England Lionesses, will test herself in Super League for the first time on Sunday and she says she can’t wait to get the season underway.

"We are all looking forward to Sunday's game. Bradford are a very good team and won everything last year so we are expecting a tough match," Danielle told therhinos.co.uk.

"They have got some really good and experienced players and England players, so it's going to be good to see how we go against them.

"I'm proud of myself to be making my Super League debut in what will be the Rhinos' first-ever Women's Super League game and I can't wait to get out there on Sunday."

Rhinos vice-captain Danika Priim, knows Sunday's opposition better than most, having played for the Bulls last season and she says she is looking forward to making her Rhinos debut against her former club.

"I am really excited - not only is it the start of our season but it is also a match and a derby that I have watched for years and years as a Rhinos supporter, so to be part of that and to play against Bradford Bulls at Odsal will be awesome and I can't wait for it."

England international Danika Priim is the Rhinos' vice captain

Lois Forsell has made the switch from Bradford to Leeds

For Danika, the thrill of representing the Rhinos is dream come true.

She added: "I don't know if I can put into words what representing the Rhinos means to me.

"It's something that not just myself, but my family and my friends are also buzzing for.

"To put the shirt on and walk out at the start of the Super League season, against Bradford, at Odsal in what will be hopefully a pretty decent crowd is just incredible and it gives me goosebumps to think about it.

"I can't wait for Sunday!"

The Bradford v Leeds clash will be part of a double-header at Odsal Stadium as the Bulls' men's team take on Coventry Bears at 2pm.

This article first appeared on therhinos.co.uk.