Holy Cross High School (Chorley) year 7 girls will head to Leeds on Friday to take on South Leeds High in the annual War of the Roses Schools Girls Rugby Cup, prior to the clash between the league leaders Wigan Warriors and the reigning Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos.
Wigan Schools have held the cup for the past three years since it's inauguration in 2007, and are hoping to bring the cup back to Wigan for the fourth time.
Anthony Ryder, PE teacher at Holy Cross commented: ‘We won the Cup last year and the girls really enjoyed the experience in what was competitive game, and this year's girls are equally enthused about the occasion.'
Both teams have represented their schools in the Carnegie Shools Competition throughout the school year enjoying the contact and camaraderie and this is a great opportunity for the girls to practice test their rugby skills while representing their County.
Wigan Warriors Development Officer Amanda Wilkinson commented: ‘Wigan Warriors have always supported the development of the girls' game and we're pleased to working with the Rhinos to make this opportunity happen again for the girls. ‘
The game will take place at Leeds Rhinos training ground in Kirkstall, Leeds at 3.30pm prior to Leeds v Wigan this Friday.