11th August 2019, 19:20 | womens_super_league

Castleford hammer reigning champions Wigan

Castleford hammer reigning champions Wigan

Women's Rugby League Round-Up

There were wins for all the top three sides, as well a first win for York City Knights Ladies as the Women’s Super League continued on Sunday afternoon. 

Leeds registered another win as they hosted Featherstone Rovers at Weetwood Sports Park. The Rhinos ran in three early tries from Fran Goldthorp, Tasha Gaines and Courtney Hill, with Australian Hill converting all three before being forced to leave the field with an injury. 

Ellie Oldroyd and Chloe Kerrigan added to the tally with excellent efforts to put Leeds out to 30-0 at half time, although the Rhinos were also required to take Hanna Butcher off following a knock. 

The Rhinos rounded up their rout in the second half with four tries coming from Madison Laverick, Caitlin Beevers and a double from Tasha Gaines, Gaines converting three of the four to complete a 52-0 win.

York City Knights gained a crucial win, as they claimed their first victory of the competition against Wakefield Trinity. The knights crossed for four tries on the afternoon, with Alisha Clayton grabbing a hat-trick and Ashleigh Hyde getting in on the act to record a 20-4 win. The result means that York close the gap on Wakefield Trinity, with the confidence of a game in hand. 

Castleford Tigers continued their formidable form as they ran ten tries past reigning Champions, Wigan Warriors. Wigan’s Rachel Thompson opened the scoring, but Castleford threw seven tries back in the opening forty including a Kelsey Gentles double and a fantastic individual run from Georgia Roche, who also nailed a touchline conversion.

The second half saw Tara Stanley and Sinead Peach also complete their braces, with Gemma Walsh crashing over for the Warriors. The 56-8 win for Castleford keeping them clear at the top of the Super League table.

The final tie saw Bradford Bulls take on St Helens, as one of Sunday’s Our League featured games. Saints cruised to a good first half lead, scoring six tries with six different scorers to put them 28-0 ahead. 

Bradford wouldn’t go down without a fight though as they responded through Amy Hardcastle and Sarah Dunn. Rhianna Burke’s second for St Helens was enough to push them out to a win though, the visitors taking the 34-18 victory that keeps them hot on the Tigers heels in second. 

Full Results:

Leeds Rhinos 52-0 Featherstone Rovers
Castleford Tigers 56-8 Wigan Warriors
Bradford Bulls 18-32 St Helens
Wakefield Trinity 4-20 York City Knights