House on upcoming BWSL

  • Wigan Warriors Women’s Rachael House shares her thoughts ahead of the imminent 2022 Betfred Women’s Super League.
  • House: “As a team, we’re definitely starting to settle in now getting to know each other and gelling more ready for our next challenge together.
  • See all Wigan Warriors Women’s fixtures HERE.

Wigan Warriors Women’s Rachael House gives her thoughts on life in Cherry & White so far and the upcoming 2022 Betfred Women’s Super League.

On her time at Wigan so far, she said: “I’m genuinely loving being here. I feel so privileged to be able to train with the team, let alone put on an actual Wigan Warriors shirt with my name on it and play alongside these superstar athletes.”

The Warriors Women started the year with a Challenge Cup campaign, where they won two out of three of their fixtures but fell short at the Quarter Final stages: “The Challenge Cup was an introduction to this level of Rugby League. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team and all things considered, with injuries, I thought we did OK.”

Photo: Bryan Fowler. Rachael House crossed for her first try in Cherry & White v Dewsbury at Robin Park Arena in March.

She added: “Obviously it was disappointing to lose in the Quarter Finals with such a close score but personally I’ve taken things away from each game I’ve played so far to build and work on ready for the next. As a team, we’re definitely starting to settle in now getting to know each other and gelling more ready for our next challenge together.

Last weekend the Women then competed in a new format Women’s Nines tournament. Speaking on the event House said: “I loved the Nines competition! It was everything I love about Rugby League but faster. It was great to get some points on the board for the girls, they were all fabulous team efforts, brilliant offloads that opened up the field and allowed me to pop the ball down.”

Photo: John Baldwin. House also got two tries in the Women’s Nines tournament in May.

With the new season on the horizon, House said: “I’m really looking forward to the start of Betfred Women’s Super League next week. Firstly, I guess I hope to be picked, we’ve got some great players that all want some action. We’ll take each game as it comes, keep working hard together in training and then take that onto the pitch on game day.

“The girls are amazing inside and out. It’s been great getting to know them on and off the field. I know it will make me push and work harder for them, fingers crossed they feel the same, then it can only help when we step out together.”

Wigan face St Helens in their season opener on Sunday 15th May, in what will be the Centre’s first league game for the Club: “I’m very excited for the first game of the league. We’ve been preparing well with great tough training sessions and working hard on our defence. St Helens are a great team that are certainly proving tough to beat, all we can do is focus on ourselves, individually and as a team. Go out there, do our best for each other and hopefully put on a good show for everyone watching.”

Want to know more about Rachael House? Click HERE to see her ‘getting to know you’ video.

Monday 09 May 2022