RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

The first game of a double-header from the Halliwell-Jones Stadium saw the England Ladies side take on the French side as both teams looked for positives in their build up to the World Cup in the Autumn.

England came into the game on the back of a commanding 32-6 win over Wales at Cross Keys last Sunday but it was the first outing for the French side since they lost to England by 40-4 last October at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan.

Most eyes were on Courtney Winfield-Hill, the thirty-five year old Australian cricketer and Leeds Rhinos scrum half who was making her debut in an England jersey alongside fellow debutant Keara Bennett. England Ladies have never lost to France and the strong expectation was that they would continue that winning run.

It took a full seventeen minutes for England to take the lead thanks to a nice pass from Georgia Roche on the inside finding Hollie Dodd who weaved her way through the French defence to score from twenty metres out. Tara Stanley added the conversion for a 6-0 lead. England were off and running after a frustrating opening.

It took nine minutes for England to add their second, Caitlin Beevers taking the ball on the overlap left to run in from ten metres out but this time Stanley couldn´t add the extras, her kick drifting across the front of the posts.

The third try followed two minutes later, on twenty-nine, with Amy Hardcastle finding a gap and running the angle to score by the uprights from twenty metres out. Stanley added the conversion and England were starting to cruise at 16-0.

A delightful step from Stanley saw her break for thirty metres and with a great chance of scoring herself she threw the pass to the wing, but a poor execution meant that Leah Burke couldn´t take in the pass and the try went begging.

Five minutes before the interval the French got in for their first try of the game after going close a fast play the ball was moved quickly down the blind side with Cristina Song Puche taking the pass to crash over from a metre out and ground in the corner. The attempted conversion hit the cross bar, France twelve points behind at the interval.

Elodie Pacull was sin-binned on forty-four for a reckless tackle, France´s task even tougher for the next ten minutes.

Three minutes after the sin-binning Hardcastle went in for her second of the afternoon when Stanley put her through a massive gap in the stretched French defence to go in from ten metres. Stanley was unable to add the extras leaving England 20-4.

Georgia Roche was on hand to take the first pass from dummy half and step between the two French defenders to go in for the fifth England try on fifty-six. Stanley added the extras for a 26-4 lead. England grinding out the win.

Determination from France with fifteen minutes remaining saw a scoot from dummy half by Mailys Borak to duck under the England tacklers and get the ball on the ground over the line. Elisa Ciria added the conversion for 26-10, France not giving up and having some good position and possession.

Roche got her second of the game with five minutes left on the clock after a sublime short pass from Cunningham to bust between two tacklers and go in from ten metres out. Stanley made no mistake with the conversion, England with a twenty-two point lead.

A high tackle on Beevers gifted England a penalty and two tackles in Fran Goldthorpe found space down the right to go over in the corner to complete the day´s try scoring. Stanley couldn´t add the extras from wide but after a tough encounter England had the spoils by 36-10.

This was a decent workout for the English ladies and the French can take some credit for putting in the big hits and never giving up. The Coaching staff may be disappointed that the scoreline wasn´t larger and will have plenty to ponder over the coming months. A decent enough showing but room for improvement.

England: Stanley (4G), Burke, Goldthorp (T), Hardcastle (2T), Beevers (T), Winfield-Hill, Roche (2T), Field, Homes, Wood, Dodd (T), Rudge, Cunningham. Subs: Hoyle, Bennett, Travis, Whitfield.  

France: Akpa, Samarra M, Canal, Biville, Song Puche (T), Ciria (G), Varela, Pacull (SB on 44), Mansard, Alvernhe, Menaa, Monsarrat, Bessahli.  Subs: Borak (T), Samarra D, Fourcroy, Ramos.   

Half-Time: 16-4.

Full-Time: 36-10.

Score Progression: 4-0, 6-0, 10-0, 14-0, 16-0, 16-4 : HT : (SB), 20-4, 24-4, 26-4, 26-8, 26-10, 30-10, 32-10, 36-10: FT.

Lead Exchanges: England.

Referee: James Jones.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 18th Jun 2022 5:00 PM | Views : 4025 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
47s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10131
2m
Dragons Beat the Saints In French Thriller
Jimmythecuck
3
4m
Squad v Wigan
phe13
73
8m
Kyle Evans signs for Trintiy
asmadasa
37
8m
Sheffield away-in essence
Hockley Bron
61
18m
Rocky 2the sequel
alegend
17
25m
Swinton vs Dons 3rd July 2022 3pm
Jemmo
9
27m
Shopping List 2023
mwindass
843
31m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
25854
33m
Leigh H
Bullseye
17
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
12s
Powell OUT
Wanderer
116
14s
Rocky 2the sequel
alegend
17
15s
Karl Fitzpatrick out
The Railwaym
14
17s
Leigh H
Bullseye
17
27s
Wakefield away
NickyKiss
36
28s
Squad v Wigan
phe13
73
33s
Crowd
lifelongfan
6
35s
New 2 year deal for Stef
Kevin Turvey
56
47s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10131
48s
Dragons Beat the Saints In French Thriller
Jimmythecuck
3
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
So
Captain Hook
1
TODAY
2022 Betfred Championship Round Seventeen Round Up
RLFANS News
1
Random Topics selected.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
Matches on TV
Fri 8th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Newcastle-Bradford
Sat 9th Jul
L1 RND: 14
13:00
Cornwall-Doncaster
SL RND: 18
19:00
Leeds-Castleford
SL RND: 18
16:45
St.Helens-Wigan
SLRND: 18
14:30
Wakefield-Toulouse
Sun 10th Jul
SL RND: 18
15:15
Catalans-Warrington
SL RND: 18
13:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL RND: 18
17:30
Hull KR-Hull FC
Mon 11th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Halifax-York
Fri 15th Jul
SL RND: 19
20:00
St.Helens-Huddersfield
Sat 16th Jul
SL RND: 19
15:00
Castleford-Warrington
Sun 17th Jul
L1 RND: 15
13:00
Keighley-Cornwall
Mon 18th Jul
CH RND: 19
19:45
York-Batley
Thu 21st Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Leeds-Wigan
Fri 22nd Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Hull FC-Castleford
Sun 24th Jul
CH RND: 20
15:00
Whitehaven-Leigh
Sat 30th Jul
CH RND: 21
12:45
LondonB-Sheffield
CH RND: 21
15:00
Batley-Dewsbury
CH RND: 21
17:15
Bradford-Halifax
CH RND: 21
19:30
Featherstone-Leigh
Sun 3rd Jul
CH RND: 17 Workington0-38Widnes
CH RND: 17 Batley26-26Whitehaven
CH RND: 17 Bradford6-56Leigh
CH RND: 17 Dewsbury12-38Halifax
CH RND: 17 LondonB36-28Sheffield
CH RND: 17 York16-24Barrow
NRL RND: 16 NZ Warriors22-2Wests
NRL RND: 16 St.George12-10Canberra
L1 RND: 13 Crusaders30-16LondonS
L1 RND: 13 Keighley86-0West Wales
L1 RND: 13 Midlands34-42Rochdale
SLRND: 17 Wakefield22-46Wigan
L1 RND: 13 Swinton12-26Doncaster
SL RND: 17 Warrington24-32Salford
Sat 2nd Jul
CH RND: 17 Featherstone56-22Newcastle
NRL RND: 16 Canterbury6-18Cronulla
NRL RND: 16 NQL Cowboys40-26Brisbane
NRL RND: 16 Souths30-12Parramatta
L1 RND: 13 Cornwall24-36Hunslet
SL RND: 17 Catalans20-18St.Helens
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 17 694 142 552 32
Featherstone 17 680 250 430 29
York 17 442 308 134 26
Halifax 17 509 278 231 24
Batley 16 458 275 183 24
Barrow 17 407 365 42 21
 
Bradford 17 379 391 -12 18
Sheffield 16 367 404 -37 14
Widnes 17 375 437 -62 14
Newcastle 17 376 511 -135 12
Whitehaven 17 268 576 -308 9
LondonB 17 288 478 -190 7
Dewsbury 17 223 590 -367 4
Workington 17 188 649 -461 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 12 579 90 489 24
Swinton 12 432 183 249 18
Crusaders 12 417 234 183 18
Rochdale 12 464 292 172 18
Doncaster 12 352 278 74 16
Hunslet 12 322 282 40 13
 
Oldham 11 312 276 36 7
Midlands 11 312 381 -69 6
LondonS 12 212 480 -268 6
Cornwall 12 210 536 -326 2
West Wales 12 110 690 -580 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 17 422 190 232 28
Wigan 17 480 323 157 26
Catalans 17 376 237 139 24
Huddersfield 17 397 292 105 23
Castleford 17 360 368 -8 18
Hull FC 17 326 351 -25 16
 
Salford 17 397 419 -22 14
Hull KR 17 287 364 -77 14
Leeds 17 323 338 -15 13
Warrington 17 324 412 -88 12
Wakefield 17 279 486 -207 10
Toulouse 17 264 455 -191 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 15
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 15 456 219 237 26
Melbourne 14 494 224 270 24
NQL Cowboys 15 378 197 181 22
Cronulla 14 316 248 68 18
Brisbane 14 312 255 57 18
Parramatta 14 339 303 36 18
Sydney 15 319 290 29 14
Souths 14 322 301 21 14
 
Manly 15 320 324 -4 14
Canberra 15 270 309 -39 14
St.George 14 253 325 -72 14
Canterbury 15 230 337 -107 8
Newcastle 14 184 362 -178 8
NZ Warriors 15 248 433 -185 8
Gold Coast 15 234 380 -146 6
Wests 14 196 364 -168 6
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
47s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10131
2m
Dragons Beat the Saints In French Thriller
Jimmythecuck
3
4m
Squad v Wigan
phe13
73
8m
Kyle Evans signs for Trintiy
asmadasa
37
8m
Sheffield away-in essence
Hockley Bron
61
18m
Rocky 2the sequel
alegend
17
25m
Swinton vs Dons 3rd July 2022 3pm
Jemmo
9
27m
Shopping List 2023
mwindass
843
31m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
25854
33m
Leigh H
Bullseye
17
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
12s
Powell OUT
Wanderer
116
14s
Rocky 2the sequel
alegend
17
15s
Karl Fitzpatrick out
The Railwaym
14
17s
Leigh H
Bullseye
17
27s
Wakefield away
NickyKiss
36
28s
Squad v Wigan
phe13
73
33s
Crowd
lifelongfan
6
35s
New 2 year deal for Stef
Kevin Turvey
56
47s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10131
48s
Dragons Beat the Saints In French Thriller
Jimmythecuck
3
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
So
Captain Hook
1
TODAY
2022 Betfred Championship Round Seventeen Round Up
RLFANS News
1
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!