The Sportsman will kick off our coverage of the 2022 Betfred Women’s Super League this Sunday by bringing live and exclusive coverage of St Helens versus Wigan Warriors on our dedicated Rugby League Youtube channel.
And the season opener will be one of several matters debated on the first episode of our brand new monthly Women’s Rugby League Show, which launches on The Sportsman Rugby League on Thursday.
St Helens won an unprecedented treble in 2021, and retained the first of their three titles on Saturday, lifting the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup in front of a record crowd at Elland Road.
This weekend they will look to start the defence of their Super League crown by beating arch-rivals Wigan at their Totally Wicked Stadium home; kick off 2pm.
Captain Jodie Cunningham got herself on the scoresheet in the 18-8 win against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday, and is hoping for another strong start to their league campaign on Sunday.
“We’ve defended one of our trophies now, and we can fully focus on the Women’s Super League,” says Cunningham. “Hopefully we can back it up again, no one might want us to win the treble, but we’re going to do everything we can.”
Wigan Warriors last lifted the Betfred Women’s Super League trophy in 2018, and winger Georgia Wilson knows there would be no better way to being a tilt for the title in 2022 than by beating the champions on their own patch.
“There’s going to be a lot of feistiness, the players who have been at Wigan for a long time understand what this big derby is all about,” she says.
“There’s a few new girls in, so we’ve got to drill that into them this week in training; what it means to be playing for Wigan in this derby. We’re going to get on that patch and play for the badge.”
The Sportsman will be live streaming games throughout the Betfred Women’s Super League season, and will also bring you all of the big news and insight from across the league in our brand new monthly Women’s Rugby League Show.
Episode one, hosted by Christy McAllister and available to watch from 6pm on Thursday, features St Helens, Wigan Warriors, York City Knights and Leeds Rhinos as we preview the start of the season, and build up to this weekend’s action.
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