10th September 2018, 16:47 | womens_rugby_league

York City Knights make history

York City Knights make history

York City Knights claim first win as league leaders' contest heats up.

Leeds Rhinos 12-6 St. Helens

Leeds Rhinos returned to the top of the Women's Super League table thanks to a hard-fought 12-6 home win over St Helens on Sunday.

Saints opened the scoring with Faye Gaskin improving Leah Burke's effort, but Courtney Hill converted a Lois Forsell try for Leeds to make it 6-6 at the break.

Leeds had a try ruled out early in the second period, but took the lead for the first time soon after, Chloe Kerrigan crossing out wide to make it 10-6

Hill then kicked a late penalty as the Rhinos held their lead despite Saints' best efforts in the dying seconds.


Wigan Warriors 10-12 Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers pulled off something of a shock as they picked up a fine 12-10 win at Robin Park.

Wigan's Rachel Thompson broke the deadlock after 13 minutes, but the Tigers hit back with Georgia Roche and Sinead Peach going over, Tara Stanley with two goals to make it 12-4 to the visitors at the break.

Defence was firmly on top in the second period as Cas' fought to hold their lead.

Despite Alison Buzz bagging a try for Wigan in the closing stages, it wasn't enough as the Warriors fell to only their second defeat of the season.

Featherstone Rovers 12-20 York City Knights

York City Knights claimed their first-ever Women's Super League win on Sunday, beating Featherstone Rovers 20-12 at the LD Nutrition Stadium.

Rovers, who were Challenge Cup and Super League grand finalists last year, beat the Knights 40-12 back in May and were bolstered by the signing of Castleford Tigers captain Katie Hepworth this week.

But the ever-improving Knights battled the odds on the road to make history.

Though York stay bottom of the table, the two sides are now level on points with two games left to play.

Leeds Rhinos returned to the top of the league ladder

Women's Super League Table 10-9-18

The #roadtothefinal hots up over the next three weeks, with five teams still in contention for a top four finish which would secure a semi-final berth.

Sunday, September 16 sees three Women's Super League matches take place, all 2pm kick offs.

Castleford Tigers host league leaders Leeds Rhinos, while Bradford Bulls return to action - facing Featherstone Rovers at Odsal - as they look to keep their top four hopes alive.

And Wigan will look to bounce back and claim their eighth win of the season when they welcome York City Knights.

Elsewhere…

In the Championship, Oulton Raidettes beat Wigan St. Pats 46-4, while Hull FC won 34-14 against Widnes Vikings.

And there was an away win for Wakefield Trinity, who won 42-6 at Barrow.