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York Valkyrie v Leeds Rhinos - Match Preview


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York Valkyrie will be aiming to secure a first ever Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final title when they face rivals Leeds Rhinos on Sunday 8th October (3pm) at the LNER Community Stadium.

York sealed their spot in the BWSL Grand Final for the second year running after coming from behind to beat Wigan Warriors 22-6 at the LNER Community Stadium less than two weeks ago, with Liv Whitehead, Liv Gale, Tara Jane Stanley and Lacey Owen crossing for the home side’s tries.

The Valkyrie’s reward is a 2022 BWSL Grand Final rematch against Leeds, who denied York in last year’s finale after a 12-4 defeat at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Lindsay Anfield’s side will be confident of being able to inflict revenge on the Rhinos and claim the Club’s first-ever BWSL Grand Final title this Sunday, having gone through the entire league season without defeat.

After 12 league contests in 2023, the Valkyrie’s record stands at 11 victories and one draw - the only blemish to a 100%-winning record being a 12-12 draw with Leeds at the LNER Community Stadium back in JULY.


York will be hoping that this year’s BWSL Grand Final will be third-time lucky following defeats in their only other two major final appearances.


Eventual treble-winners St Helens defeated York 36-6 in the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final at the Leigh Sports Village in 2021 before Leeds’ victory over the Valkyrie in the BWSL Grand Final a year later.

While York are the form team thanks to the outstanding unbeaten record in the league this year, Leeds head to North Yorkshire with plenty of big-game final experience on their resume.

As well as claiming last year’s BWSL Grand Final title, Leeds have won the 2018 and 2019 Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Finals plus the 2021 BWSL Grand Final.

Tickets are still on sale for York Valkyrie's Betfred Women's Super League Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos on Sunday (3pm) at the LNER Community Stadium.


General Admission tickets are priced at £10 for Adults, £7.50 for Concessions (Students and Over-65s) and £2.50 for Under-16s. York RLFC will receive the entire revenue from tickets sold by the Club.


Tickets are available online HERE, through the Club Shop (Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm) or over the phone (01904 670880) now!


Please note that Season Tickets are not eligible for the 2023 BWSL Grand Final as this match is an RL Commercial event rather than a York RLFC home matchday.


Tickets also include access to the BWSL Group Two Promotion Final between Barrow Raiders and Leigh Leopards (12pm).

The York RLFC Club Shop will also be open from 10am on Sunday 8th October for on-the-day sales.


For information on Hospitality tickets, please contact george@rlhospitality.co.uk.


Car parking is available in the Monks Cross Park and Ride Car Park for £5 per vehicle. This is not bookable in advance and is only available to purchase by card payment.


Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the East Stand Car Park.


For all other enquires including disabled ticket information please contact enquries@rlcommercial.co.uk or call 0330 111 1113 (Phonelines open: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).


Please note that supporters are not permitted to bring their own food or drink into the LNER Community Stadium.



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