8th October 2018, 10:12 | womens_rugby_league
Women's Super League
Leeds Rhinos 24-10 Castleford Tigers
Rhiannon Marshall put in a Player of the Match performance as Leeds Rhinos came from behind to win 24-10 against Castleford Tigers on home turf to secure their place in the Women's Super League Grand Final.
In front of a healthy crowd at Weetwood Park, a tense first period unfolded with Georgie Hetherington's try, converted by Tara Stanley, putting Castleford 6-0 up at the break.
But Marshall helped Leeds turn on the style in the second half as they scored four tries without reply - Marshall going over from close range, before helping set up tries for Chloe Kerrigan, converted by Courtney Hill, and Frankie Townend.
A barnstorming Charlotte Booth try put Leeds firmly in the driving seat at 18-6 soon after, before a remarkable Suze Hill try make it 22-6 to the hosts.
Though Kelsey Gentles hit back for Cas' late on, a late Hill penalty rounded off the scoring to make it 24-10.
🏆👀... Manchester bound! pic.twitter.com/JBkF2hqID8— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) October 7, 2018
Wigan Warriors 10-6 St Helens
Wigan Warriors will face Leeds in Saturday's Grand Final after edging out St Helens 10-6 at Robin Park on Sunday.
After an intense and physical first-half battle, Wigan led 10-2 at the interval, recovering from Faye Gaskin's early penalty for Saints to score through Alison Burrows and Rachel Thompson, Michelle Davis converting.
The intensity moved up a notch after the restart, with neither side able to piecre the opposition's defence.
That was until Saints' Katie-May Williams crossed with four minutes to go, making it 10-6.
But Wigan held out to ensure Saturday's final will see a battle between the league's top two.
🍒⚪️Thanks for your support at the Robin Park Arena today. We’ll see you next weekend for a Double Grand Final weekend! pic.twitter.com/P4EjlKcVBU— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) October 7, 2018
Watch the Women's Super League Grand Final on Saturday, October 13.
Leeds Rhinos will face Wigan Warriors at the Manchester Regional Arena, 1pm kick off.
Admission is £5 with U16s going free, tickets will be available on the gate.
Meanwhile in the Championship, Leigh Miners Rangers pulled off something of a shock in beating league leaders Wakefield Trinity 8-4 away from home, as Stanningley sealed their place in the final with a 38-12 win over Hull FC.
Miners will meet Stanningley in the Women's Championship Grand Final on Saturday, October 13, ahead of the Women's Super League Grand Final. Kick off is scheduled for 11am at the Manchester Regional Arena.