Women’s Nines Rugby League returns to Victoria Park


WOMEN’S Nines Rugby League is returning to Victoria Park, Warrington, next month (Sunday 5 May) after another successful event last year.

Last season saw Leeds Rhinos lift the Women’s Nines trophy following a 21-8 defeat of Wigan Warriors in the Final at Salford Stadium.

This year’s competition will once again see all eight Betfred Women’s Super League sides taking part, alongside teams from the regional Championships including Leigh Leopards, Widnes Vikings and Telford Raiders.

Teams have been drawn into four groups of four with the top team from each – plus two wildcards – making it through to Finals Day on Saturday 27 July.
Reigning champions, Leeds Rhinos, will face Challenge Cup holders St Helens alongside two teams from the Midlands Women’s Championship – Telford Raiders and Leamington Royals.
York Valkyrie lifted the Super League trophy for the very first time last year and will come up against Warrington Wolves, Leigh Leopards and developing side Widnes Vikings.
Last year’s runners-up, Wigan Warriors, will hope that they can go one step further in 2024 and face Huddersfield Giants, London Broncos and Salford Red Devils.

And the two teams promoted into the Super League at the end of last season – Barrow Raiders and Featherstone Rivers – will come up against Cardiff Demons and Hull KR.
Play will run from 10.30 am to 4 pm with entry on the day free and much like last year’s event, the occasion will have a festival feel.

RFL Head of Development, Tom Brindle, explained: “We’re really excited to bring the Women’s Nines back to Victoria Park – Nines is an exciting spectacle, and we’ll see lots of fantastic players showcasing their skills on the day.
“As we saw last year through teams like Wigan Warriors and Cardiff Demons, this format can be extremely competitive and is a great opportunity for younger players to introduce themselves, so I would urge fans to come down and experience it for themselves. There will be a real festival feel once again this year, so it should be a great day.

Group 1
Warrington Wolves
York Valkyrie
Leigh Leopards
Widnes Vikings

Group 2
Leeds Rhinos
St Helens
Telford Raiders
Leamington Royals

Group 3
Barrow Raiders
Featherstone Rovers
Cardiff Demons
Hull KR

Group 4
Wigan Warriors
Huddersfield Giants
London Broncos
Salford Red Devils


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