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7th October 2019, 14:41 | womens_super_league

Courtney Hill named Telegraph Woman of Steel

Courtney Hill named Telegraph Woman of Steel

Full voting results for the Woman of Steel confirmed

Courtney Hill was named as the 2019 Telegraph Woman of Steel at the inaugural Super League Awards evening at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. 

Hill has had a terrific season which has seen her lead Leeds Rhinos to a Coral Challenge Cup triumph against a much-favored Castleford Tigers side at the University of Bolton Stadium as well as to the Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final.

The Australian half-back’s Rhinos will face Castleford once more in the Women’s Super League Grand Final on Friday 11 October, 7:30pm, at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

On winning the award, Hill said: “I really didn’t think I’d take the award. It’s a little surreal.

“It’s lovely to be recognised particularly given that it is an opponent vote. It’s great to know that you're seen is such a high regard by your opponents.” 

Just hours earlier Hill had set up the winning try in Leeds Rhinos’ semi-final victory over St Helens to confirm their place in the Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final. 

“It’s been a crazy day,” Hill said. 

She added: “We got off the bus at St Helens with a job to do and I asked all the girls who were coming to the awards to leave all their dresses, make-up, hair straighteners on the bus as it was time to put our heads down and knuckle in for a while. 

The total votes of each individual player are as follows: 

Courtney Hill – 249

Emily Rudge – 115

Kelsey Gentles – 98

Jodie Cunningham – 88

Rhiannion Marshall – 79

Danielle Anderson – 74

Amy Hardcastle – 63

Shannon Lacey – 52

Chantelle Crowl – 31

Tara Stanley – 28

Georgia Roche – 21

Amy Johnson – 15

Danielle Bose – 14

Caitlin Beevers – 12

Grace Field – 10

Sinead Peach – 9

Charlotte Booth – 8

Faye Gaskin – 8

Gemma Walsh – 8

Rachel Thompson – 5

Andrea Dobson – 4

Emma Lumley – 4

Leah Burke – 3

Paige Costello – 3

Sarah Dunn – 3

Tara Jones – 3

Leah Jones – 2

Lisa Taylor – 2

Caitlin Knights – 1

Charley Blackburn – 1

Claire Garner – 1

Danni Swaine – 1

Jessica Harrap – 1

Keara Bennett – 1

Pip Birchall – 1

Rebecca Greenfield – 1

Tasha Gaines – 1

Victoria Molyneux – 1

Total: 1021

Tickets for the 2019 Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday 11 October, 7:30pm are available to purchase here.