Women’s match preview: Leeds

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wigan Warriors Women’s Betfred Super League match against Leeds Rhinos Women.

The Warriors Women face the Rhinos at Warrington’s Victoria Park on Sunday 11th July (3:30pm K.O.).

Warrington’s Victoria Park.


The fixture sees first placed Leeds Rhinos take on second placed Wigan Warriors, both sides are unbeaten in the 2021 Betfred Women’s Super League having won all five of their games, but Leeds sit just above the Cherry and Whites on points difference.

The two sides have faced off more than any other opposition, having met four times in league competition, once in the Challenge Cup and in a memorable Grand Final match in 2018. Many of the fixtures between the two sides have been close encounters, though Wigan didn’t manage to register a win over the Rhinos in their last full season and will be looking to take the two points this time around.

Last six meetings: 

  • Leeds 16-0 Wigan
  • Wigan 4-12 Leeds
  • Wigan 18-16 Leeds (Grand Final)
  • Leeds 22-23 Wigan
  • Wigan 8-26 Leeds (Challenge Cup)
  • Wigan 14-20 Leeds

Team News

Kris Ratcliffe has named his 17-player team to face Leeds Rhinos on Sunday afternoon:

1. Rebecca Greenfield
2. Leah Darbyshire
14. Emily Baggaley
11. Vanessa Temple
19. Anna Mary Davies
3. Rachel Thompson
7. Alison Burrows
10. Jade Gregory-Haselden
9. Carys Marsh
8. Holly Speakman
28. Amy Boardman
13. Victoria Molyneux
16. Lucy Baggaley
17. Eleanor Dainty
15. Emma Dwyer
29. Freya Hellin
24. Aimee Wood

Coach Quotes

Speaking to wiganwarriors.com, Women’s head coach Ratcliffe is calling for a lot of teamwork from his side this week.

“It’s a top of the table clash, we’re both unbeaten and it’s a mouthwatering contest. We have prepared by focusing on recovery this week. Featherstone was a tough physical game in poor conditions and we had some sore bodies early in the week.

“Leeds are a very difficult team to beat. Their game management is first class and we know that we will need to play well for the full 80 minutes to come away with the win. We have overcome battles of braun in the last couple of games but this will be more of a mental test.

“I will be challenging our players to bring their best individual performances of the season. Each of them needs to really focus upon their role in the team and be ruthless and confident in the execution of that role. Teamwork and cohesion will be the key factor for victory this weekend, it’s a game we’re really looking forward to.

“Unfortunately, the game has come too soon for Georgia Wilson and she will miss out again this weekend.”

Social Media

Wigan fans can follow every piece of the action via our social media channels and website:

  • Twitter (@WiganWarriorsRL) – pre-match, half time and full time updates.
  • Instagram (@wiganwarriorsrl) – pre-match, half time and full time updates.
  • Facebook (Wigan Warriors) – pre-match, half time and full time updates.
  • Website (www.wiganwarriors.com) – post-match reaction including a match report and the thoughts of head coach Kris Ratcliffe.
Sunday 11 July 2021