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25th September 2017, 19:55 | womens_rugby_league

Bradford Bulls seal Super League Grand Final place

Bradford Bulls seal Super League Grand Final place

The Final takes place at Manchester Regional Arena, 12pm kick off, on Betfred Super League Grand Final Day...

Bradford Bulls secured top spot and a place in the inaugural Women's Super League Grand Final in two weeks' time thanks to a fine 72-10 win over Featherstone Rovers at the Provident Stadium on Sunday.

England star Lois Forsell was in fine form for the Bulls, bagging a hat-trick of tries, while Amy Hardcastle, Shona Hoyle and Charlotte Booth all scored twice.

Further tries were scored by Claire Garner, who also kicked nine goals, Charlene Henegan, Kirsty Moroney and Lauren Hickey.

Elsewhere in the top tier, Thatto Heath-St Helens travelled to Castleford Tigers and fought hard for a 38-4 win.

Thatto's Faye Gaskin and Tara Stanley both scored twice each with further tries from Jade Ward, Tara Jones and Rachel Thompson.

Faye Gaskin added one goal and Tara Stanley converted four. Castleford's try was scored by Shanelle Mannion.

Bradford now have two weeks to prepare for the Grand Final on Saturday, October 7 and will face the winner of Thatto against Featherstone which takes place in St Helens on Sunday.

Meanwhile in the Championship, Leigh Miners Rangers emerged from their trip to Barrow Ladies with a steely 40-10 win.

Leigh's Rachel Ogden and Kelly Gray both scored twice each, with further tries for Celia Farrimond, Leanne Johnson and Jenna Banks. Leanne Johnson added two goals.

The other game in the Women's Championship saw Wakefield Trinity Ladies host Stanningley Ladies and it was Stanningley who had the edge, earning a 26-16 win.


Women's Super League

Bradford 72 Featherstone 10

Castleford 4 Thatto Heath 38

Women's Championship

Barrow 10 Leigh Miners 40

Wakefield Trinity 16 Stanningley 26