York City Knights Ladies Director of Rugby Lindsay Anfield has named her preliminary squad for Sunday’s trip to face Wigan Warriors at Robin Park Arena as the team look to strengthen their hold on top spot of this year’s Betfred Women’s Super League table.
Back-to-back wins over St Helens and Leeds Rhinos at the LNER Community Stadium over the last month have put the Knights in a great position after three rounds. Yesterday’s Rhinos victory at Saints mean that a York win over Wigan will open up a four-point gap at the top of the table.
Full-back Tara Jane Stanley and forwards Hollie Dodd, Grace Field and Olivia Wood all go into Sunday’s squad off the back of two victories with England over the international weekend, the latter making her debut against Wales.
Fellow international Kelsey Gentles is ruled out after picking up a knee injury during the victory over Leeds Rhinos while Rhiannion Marshall commences her four-match ban after her red card in the same match.
Preliminary Squad in full
1. Tara Jane Stanley – Purple Chilli Events 2. Ash Hyde – Smilefast 3. Tamzin Renouf – Anthony Higgins Transport 4. Savannah Andrade – Prestons Kitchens 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 Room 14. Bettie Lambert – The White Family 15. Georgia Taylor – Bobby Williams 16. Daisy Sanderson – JP Services 17. Emma Kershaw – Hecta Williams 20. Emily Farrow – Nfinnerty 23. Matilda Butler – Rezon 26. Olivia Gale – Nfinnerty