Source: Women's Rugby League

Leigh Miners win the Plate in Women’s Rugby League Grand Finals

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Bradford Bulls Provident Stadium played host to this years Women’s Grand Finals and the first match of the day saw Leigh Miners beat Brighouse Rangers 30-8 in the Plate Final.

The first telling break of the match came from Leigh’s Georgia Sutherland when she burst through the midfield but the Brighouse defence scrambled to stop the attack.

Brighouse were the next to attack when Jasmine Cudjoe made a telling break, this gave Brighouse great field position and they moved the ball wide for Gemma Beckett to swivel out of the tackle and score in the corner 0-4.

Leigh Miners were quick to hit back, Georgia Sutherland (player of the match) coasted through a gap down the wing and raced away to score a superb try 4-4.

The next try saw some real end to end rugby, Brighouse came within inches of scoring but the Leigh Miners defence held them out. Miners regained possession and following a few phases Keli Morris found a gap in midfield and sprinted away from the half way line to score, Emily Mullen was on target with the goal 10-4.

Half time score Leigh Miners 10 Brighouse Rangers 4.

Brighouse Rangers came out firing in the second half, a period of sustained pressure eventually told before Beth Holt took advantage of an overlap to score in the corner 10-8.

Leigh Miners were next able to further extend their lead, when Georgia Sutherland spotted some space out wide and sprinted away to score her second of the afternoon, the conversion fell just short 14-8.

Brighouse looked to hit back and made good inroads but Leigh Miners pounced on a loose pass and Celia Farrimond sprinted 70 metres to the try line to score, Emily Mullen landed her second conversion 20-8.

Leigh Miners did not let up, almost immediately from the restart Georgia Sutherland received the ball in space, side stepped the last defender and sprinted under the sticks for her hat-rick 26-8.

With just minutes to go Leigh Miners further extended their lead, Brighouse were unable to field a kick and Leigh reacted quickest with Celia Farrimond racing over for her second of the afternoon 30-8.

Final score Leigh Miners 30 Brighouse Rangers 8.

Report by Rebecca Bird/Women’s Rugby League

Leigh Miners

  1. Rhianne Boag
  2. Samantha Jolley
  3. Sarina Tomoa
  4. Georgia Sutherland
  5. Genna Banks
  6. Emily Mullen
  7. Clare Thompson
  8. Louise Hancock
  9. Rachel Ogden
  10. Megan Eastwood
  11. Laura Bent
  12. Mairead Quinn
  13. Keli Morris


  1. Naimh Gill-Ward
  2. Mina Patel
  3. Helen Murtagh
  4. Emma Benton
  5. Chloe Jolley
  6. Celia Farrimond


Georgia Sutherland 3

Keli Morris

Celia Farrimond 2


Emily Mullen 3


Brighouse Rangers

  1. Beth Greenwood
  2. Hannah Calloghan
  3. Beth Holt
  4. Laura Brook
  5. Gemma Beckett
  6. Rose Nash
  7. Jasmine Cudjoe
  8. Kara Collin
  9. Laura Norcliffe
  10. Kayleigh Hayes
  11. Amy Gilbert
  12. Cat Bell
  13. Emma Procter


  1. Shannon Robinson
  2. Emily Brook
  3. Vicky Brook
  4. Amanda Wigglesworth
  5. Shell Thomas
  6. Tyler Cookland
  7. Liz Cubberly


Gemma Beckett

Beth Holt



Half time score

Leigh Miners 10 Brighouse Rangers 4

Final score

Leigh Miners 30 Brighouse Rangers 8

Player of the match

Georgia Sutherland (Leigh Miners)