Warriors International round up

  • Six Wigan representatives featured across both the men’s and women’s International games on Friday night.
  • England Women thrashed Wales Women 60-0, before the Combined Nations All Stars beat England.
  • Georgia Wilson scored for the Women, while Liam Farrell was at the double in the men’s game.

Six Wigan Warriors representatives featured in Friday night’s International double header at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium as England Women thrashed Wales Women and the Combined Nations All Stars beat England.

England Women v Wales Women kicked off the night’s action, with three Warriors Women featuring. Vicky Molyneux started and Georgia Wilson came off the bench for England, while Carys Marsh played for Wales.

Vicky Molyneux in action.

Molyneux made her first appearance in an England shirt since 2007, and was involved straight away as she provided the assist for the opening try of the evening from Carrie Roberts. Molyneux went agonisingly close herself shortly after, before making a great break in the 23rd minute, the move seeing Jodie Cunningham go over.

Marsh came on for her Wales debut in the 28th minute, and was involved until the final hooter. The Warriors hooker put in a huge shift for her country with strong tackling and wrestle through many defensive periods.

Carys Marsh in action.

Winger Wilson entered the action after 50 minutes for England, continuing her fine attacking form from her league performances, as she went over to score the home side’s ninth try of the evening after finishing off a brilliant fired out pass from Georgia Roche.

Georgia Wilson scores a try against Wales.

FT | England Women 60-0 Wales Women

The second game of the evening saw England v Combined Nations All Stars. John Bateman and Liam Farrell started for England with Jackson Hastings featuring for and captaining the All Stars.

Liam Farrell and John Bateman singing the national anthem.

Farrell went over for England’s first effort of the game, snaking his way 60m through the All Stars defence to cancel out an early effort from Ken Sio for the CNAS. Farrell marked his return to the national side with a first half double as he latched on to a Luke Gale pass to glide through a gap to secure his and England’s second score of the evening. 

Liam Farrell scoring one of his two tries.

After some early involvement, second rower Bateman was withdrawn from the action just after the half hour mark after sustaining a knock. 

The All Stars’ Peter Mata’utia got a try back in the 24th minute with Hastings heavily involved in the build-up. Hard work in the halves for Hastings got his side over the line as he captained the All Stars to a win over Shaun Wane’s England side. 

Jackson Hastings holds the winners trophy aloft after his side’s victory over England.

FT | England 24-26 Combined Nations All Stars

Saturday 26 June 2021