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Anfield names squad for league opener

The Knights Ladies kick-off their Betfred Women’s Super League campaign off on Sunday against Huddersfield Giants and Director of Rugby Lindsay Anfield has named a strong preliminary squad with the team looking to start the season strong.

Tara Jane Stanley, so impressive throughout our Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup campaign, is included and will be key throughout not only the eighty minutes on Sunday but the whole season.

A clutch of England internationals are set to pull the shirt on at Huddersfield YMCA (2pm kick-off), with Kelsey Gentles, Grace Field, Hollie Dodd and Savannah Andrade included in this weekend’s preliminary squad.

After more than playing their part in a Challenge Cup semi-final classic last time out against Leeds Rhinos, ultimately falling to defeat against a Rhinos side that Anfield’s team are building a competitive rivalry with, and half-back Georgie Hetherington outlined her belief that the defeat will only spur the Ladies on for a big Women’s Super League season.

Tickets are available on the day for Sunday’s Women’s Super League opener at Huddersfield with adults able to watch the match for just £5 with under-16s getting in for £2.

Preliminary Squad

1. Tara Jane Stanley – Purple Chilli Events 2. Ash Hyde – Smilefast 4. Savannah Andrade – Prestons Kitchens 5. Kelsey Gentles – Trade Cars 4 U 6. Georgie Hetherington – Daniel Jones 7. Katie Langan – GMB Union 8. Grace Field – Simpsons York 9. Sinead Peach – Simpsons Container Sales Leeds 10. Alisha Clayton – Marcia Inn Bishopthorpe 11. Hollie Dodd – MG Joinery 12. Olivia Wood – Visiting North Yorkshire 13. Jasmine Bell – Aysgarth Rooms 14. Bettie Lambert – The White Family 15. Georgia Taylor – Bobby Williams 16. Daisy Sanderson – JP Services 17. Emma Kershaw – Hecta Williams 18. Olivia Whitehead – V25 Comms LTD 20. Emily Farrow – Nfinnerty 23. Matilda Butler – Rezon 26. Olivia Gale – Nfinnerty


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