11th January 2019, 15:55 | womens_rugby_league

History to be made in Leeds on Sunday...

History to be made in Leeds on Sunday...

This Sunday will see another piece of University Rugby League history made as the first-ever Women's University RL fixture takes place.

The University of Leeds Women's team take on the University of Liverpool at Bodington Playing Fields (LS16 8NA), for the first time.

The pair are currently the only two Women's University Rugby League teams, operating in Division 1 of the WRLA winter competition, alongside community clubs such as Orrell St James and Thatto Heath Crusaders.


The University of Liverpool were the first to set up a women's team, back in 2006, before Leeds followed at the start of the current campaign.

Their meeting is a notable milestone in the development of the student game.

Over 50 years ago, Student Rugby League was born at the University of Leeds, where the first men's side was established in 1967.

Fittingly, the first student Rugby League game was played between the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool men's teams, paving the way for the 70+ men's teams that operate today.