History beckons for Welsh Women’s Rugby League

The first Women’s open-age club Rugby League match in Wales will take place this Saturday when Cardiff Blue Dragons host Rhondda Outlaws at Glamorgan Wanderers RFC (kick-off 1.00pm) writes Ian Golden. Cardiff named their side following training on Wednesday evening and they can’t wait for this encounter, which will be played before the men’s game between the two clubs (kick-off…

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RLEF launch Women’s, and Wheelchair, European Championships at Congress

Following its first-ever Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, the RLEF has announced the creation of two new Championships, beginning in 2023: the European Wheelchair Rugby League Championship and European Women’s Rugby League Championship. “It is important that we continue to reflect our members activities and needs,” commented RLEF general manager, Chris Thair. “Both the women’s and the wheelchair games have grown…

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A happy Easter for Women’s Rugby League at Featherstone

The Women’s Rugby League Association’s closing games of the 2018/19 season take place on 21st April, Easter Sunday, when their blue-riband WRLA Challenge Cup & Plate Finals take place at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, the home of Featherstone Rovers RLFC writes Steve Manning. The action begins at High Noon with the WRLA Plate Final, an all-Premier Division…

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England Women National Performance Squad announced

Wigan Warriors’ Grand Final winning centre, Rachel Thompson is one of five new faces in Head Coach Craig Richards’ 32-player England Women’s National Performance Squad. Thompson, who was part of the England Women’s Rugby League World Cup Squad in 2017, scored a hat-trick in the Warriors Grand Final victory against Leeds Rhinos in October last year and joins four of…

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Watch Rugby League Back Chat (4th Apr) online now

On Rugby League Back Chat this week, Leeds Rhinos CEO Gary Hetherington and top Women’s Super League star Jodie Cunningham (St Helens) join host Matt Shaw along with League Express editor Martyn Sadler to discuss the Golden Point, the kick off to the new season of Women’s Super League and Canadian club Ottawa’s push towards Super League. First broadcast on…

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Women’s Rugby League film to premiere in London

A new women’s sport documentary film will premiere in London next week (Monday 8 April) following rave reviews at international film festivals and preview screenings. Power Meri (Powerful Women) follows the journey of Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team from inception to the world stage, and explores the broader social impact of sport on women’s empowerment, community…

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This week’s Rugby League Back Chat (Thur 4th Apr)

Leeds Rhinos CEO Gary Hetherington and top Women’s Super League star Jodie Cunningham (St Helens) join host Matt Shaw along with League Express editor Martyn Sadler to discuss the Golden Point, the kick off to the new season of Women’s Super League and Canadian club Ottawa’s push towards Super League. Rugby League Back Chat is broadcast weekly on Freesports TV.…

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Five things we learned this week

Blake Austin is the real deal While Blake Austin has performed well in the opening seven rounds of the Super League, he really came alive in Warrington’s win over Hull FC. The former Canberra standoff scored a first-half hat-trick as his side ran riot in East Yorkshire earning three Albert Goldthorpe Medal points. If anyone wasn’t sure he was the…

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