Cas and Saints dominate Women’s Origin squads

Early season pace-setters Castleford and St Helens have been rewarded by the selection of eight of their players in the squads for the first Women’s Origin fixture.

The match will be played at the start of the second day of this weekend’s Summer Bash at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

The Tigers, who beat the Saints 30-14 to move two points clear at the top of the WSL table, have seven players selected in Yorkshire’s 17, while Saints have nine in the Lancashire squad.

Lancashire are the reigning Origin champions, having won a tight game 16-10 on Yorkshire soil in Featherstone last year.

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This year the Women’s Rugby League Origin has been expanded to a two-match series and Yorkshire will host the second match on June 16.

Lancashire: Lucy Baggaley (Wigan), Leah Burke (St Helens), Chantelle Crowl (St Helens), Jodie Cunningham (St Helens), Michelle Davis (Wigan), Zoe Harris (Wigan), Amy Johnson (Leeds), Tara Jones (St Helens), Sarah Lovejoy (St Helens), Roxette Murdoch (Warrington), Emily Rudge (St Helens), Tara Jane Stanley (Castleford), Vanessa Temple (Wigan), Rachel Thompson (Wigan), Naomi Williams (St Helens), Katie-May Williams (St Helens), Georgia Wilson (Wigan)

Yorkshire: Dannielle Anderson (Leeds), Savannah Andrade (Bradford), Caitlin Beevers (Leeds), Charlotte Booth (Leeds), Hanna Butcher (Leeds), Grace Field (Castleford), Kelsey Gentles (Castleford), Amy Hardcastle (Bradford), Katherine Hepworth (Featherstone), Shona Hoyle (Castleford), Ashleigh Hyde (York), Leah Jones (Bradford), Rhiannion Marshall (Castleford), Sinead Peach (Castleford), Tamzin Renouf (Castleford), Georgia Roche (Castleford), Daisy Sanderson (York)