Source: Women's Rugby League

County Origin Series 2015

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An exciting prospect in store, as the Rugby League Women & Girls Management Group have confirmed further details for this year’s County Origin competition. The day will again see a double header played with Lancashire pitted against traditional rivals Yorkshire at both Under 18s and Women’s level.

The matches, set for Sunday October 18, will be hosted by the Thatto Heath Crusaders club, home of Thatto Heath – St Helens Women the current national champions.

“After last year’s trial we are looking to build on the undoubted interest in this event” commented James Shuttleworth, Women’s RL Competition Manager.  “Lancashire versus Yorkshire is an old and well-established Rugby League rivalry and always generates passion for both players and spectators alike.”

The coaches have also been appointed following a rigorous application process. In an interesting subplot the successful applicants will also be building on club rivalries

“That’s something else to throw into the mix” added Shuttleworth. “The coaches are all cross-Pennine rivals at club level in Girls and Women’s RL and have previously been on opposing sides in title deciders and finals. They’re all coaches who talk passionately about developing the female game and have really bought into this concept.”

Current holders Lancashire will again be looking to take advantage of a ‘home’ venue with the challenge firmly set for Yorkshire to take the trophy back over the Pennines.

Match details

Date: Sunday October 18, 2015.

Venue: Thatto Heath Crusaders Rugby League Club

Lancashire Under 18s – John Davenport (Wigan St Jude’s Women/Girls)
Lancashire Women – Mark Brennan (Thatto Heath-St Helens)
Yorkshire Under 18s – Craig Taylor (Batley Bulldogs Girls)
Yorkshire Women – Mark Prescott (Bradford Clayton Thunderbirds)