18th June 2018, 15:44 | womens_rugby_league

Dominant Rhinos stay top

Dominant Rhinos stay top

Women's Rugby League round-up

Women's Super League

Castleford Tigers 14-14 St Helens

Castleford Tigers kept up the pace with Women's Super League's top four as they played out an entertaining 14-all draw with St Helens at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday.

Saints led 14-8 at half time thanks to tries from Leah Burke, Sarah Lovejoy and Chantelle Crowl, Zoe Harris with one goal.

But the hosts stayed in the tie after unconverted tries from Georgia Roche and Maisie Burton.

In a tight second half, the visitors were left scoreless as Lacey Owen's try, converted by Katie Hepworth, brought the scores level after an hour.

Those in attendance were treated to a pulsating final quarter as the spoils were shared.

Bradford Bulls 10-34 Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors stay inside the top two after recovering from a slow start to chalk up a hard-earned 34-10 win at Bradford.

Michelle Davis bagged a try and a penalty goal in the first half for Wigan, but the Bulls were in fine form and the scores were level at 6-all going into the break after Lauren Hickey converted a try on 13 minutes.

But Wigan's Becky Greenfield shone after the restart; scoring twice, plus one Davis goal, to put her side 16-6 up within five minutes.

Though Leah Jones was able to grab a second try for Bradford, tries from Holly Speakman, Georgia Wilson, two for back rower Amanda Sibbald and one more Davis goal secured the points for Wigan.

Leeds Rhinos 80-0 York City Knights

Farnley Falcons product Sophie Robinson scored four tries as Leeds Rhinos continued their stunning recent form with an 80-0 win over York City Knights on home turf.

The Rhinos were dominant from the outset and a five-minute treble from Robinson helped Adam Cuthbertson's side to a 34-0 half-time lead.

Courtney Hill was in superb form with the boot and kicked an impressive 12 goals from 14 attempts, while scoring two second-half tries to finish with a personal 32-point haul.

But it was Suze Hill who set the tone as she broke the deadlock early on with a try, Lois Forsell and Danielle Anderson adding scores in the first period.

Rhiannon Marshall, who laid on a late try for Sophie Nuttall, scored the first try of the second period, with Amiee Staveley and Frankie Townend also going over.

And former Dewsbury Moor full back Caitlin Beevers scored arguably the try of the game as she took on a number of York defenders on a 100-metre run for the line.


In the Championship, Leigh Miners Rangers picked up a fine 38-6 win at Barrow, while Wakefield Trinity kept up their 100 per cent record with a steely 14-4 win at fellow title rivals Oulton Raidettes.

And there was an intense affair between Hull FC and Wigan St Pats as Hull took the points on the road, winning 6-4.

Finally, Championship 1 saw East Leeds run out 52-8 winners at home to Whitley Bay Barbarians.