We fought tough - Thompson

We fought tough - Thompson

  • Wigan Women’s Rachel Thompson on Warriors 10-6 win over St Helens in semi-final

  • Vice-Captain a try scorer on the day

  • The Warriors will play Leeds Rhinos in the Women’s Super League Grand Final

The Warriors Women confirmed a Grand Final spot with a win over St Helens Women on Sunday afternoon, with Wigan Women’s vice-captain Rachel Thompson describing the achievement as ‘unbelievable’.

“It’s unbelievable to be in our first ever Grand Final, when I started here I was thinking that I’d be glad if we don’t finish bottom of the league, but to get to the Grand Final is just unbelievable.”

A stunning individual effort from the number 3, who raced 25 meters evading all defenders was the difference between the two sides on the day as the Warriors took the 10-6 victory. On her try, Thompson said: “I really enjoyed it but I just finish all the hard work that the middles do, I shocked myself with how fast I ran to get the try but it’s always good to get over the try line!”

On St Helens, she said: “We’ve beaten St Helens twice before in this season but I thought today, they knew what they needed to do to try and win and we knew it was going to be tough. I think we fought tough today, we didn’t make it easy for ourselves but our defence definitely won us that game.”

Leeds Rhinos also confirmed their Grand Final spot with a 24-10 win over Castleford Tigers on Sunday. On the final, Thompson said: “We beat Leeds by a point in our last game, they are a tough, dominant side and they do the basics well so we know we need to be on our A game if we want to beat them, but we know we’re capable.”

“Saturday is a big day for Wigan with the men and ourselves both playing in the final. There’s going to be a good buzz around the club, hopefully both teams can get the job done and get the wins.”

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