Warriors international round-up

  • Seven Warriors featured across both men’s and women’s international action over the weekend.
  • England Knights saw off Jamaica whilst Ireland Women beat Wales Women.
  • Wigan Women’s Stacey Greenwood on the scoresheet for Ireland.

Four Warriors featured in Friday’s England Knights v Jamaica for Jordan Turner’s Testimonial match, with three Wigan Women also pulling on an international shirt as Wales Women hosted Ireland Women.

Sam Halsall, Liam Marshall, James McDonnell and Kai Pearce-Paul all started for England against Jamaica at Castleford on Friday night.

With an average age of just 21, it was a youthful outfit that took to the field on Friday evening under the guidance of Paul Anderson.

Kai Pearce-Paul in action against Jamaica

Second rower Pearce-Paul was on hand for an assist in the second half, setting Matty Ashton away for one of his two tries.

FT | Jamaica 4-56 England Knights

Wigan Women’s Paige Costello and Stacey Greenwood started for Ireland in Colwyn Bay, with Aimee Wood an unused reserve. Carys Marsh also started, to make her second Wales appearance.

Greenwood captained the side to a historic victory, claiming the win in their inaugural International match having only set up in 2021. Greenwood got her first international try for Ireland at the start of the second half, scoring off a quick tap after getting herself a penalty after being caught high.

Marsh was persistent at stand off as Wales staged a late comeback with four second half tries but it was Ireland who took the win on the Welsh coast.

Aimee Wood, Carys Marsh, Paige Costello and Stacey Greenwood on international duty for Ireland and Wales at Stadium Zip World, Colwyn Bay.

FT | Wales Women 24-26 Ireland Women