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Division leaders York Valkyrie will be seeking a fourth straight Betfred Women’s Super League victory on Sunday afternoon (12pm) at home to Wigan Warriors.
The Valkyrie sit top of the BWSL Group One after wins over Leeds Rhinos (12-34), St Helens (26-6) and Warrington Wolves (44-4) through the competition’s first three rounds.
Wigan are the latest side attempting to end York’s unbeaten start, heading to the LNER Community Stadium in third spot after one win, one draw and one defeat in the BWSL to date.
The Warriors began the year with a 22-22 draw at newly-promoted Warrington Wolves before prevailing 30-20 away to Huddersfield Giants.
Reigning Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup holders St Helens inflicted a first league defeat of 2023 on Wigan, taking the Derby spoils 26-4 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
York boast a strong recent record over Wigan, secured four wins from as many contests over the Warriors in 2023.
A pair of 46-0 wins against Wigan were secured on the year’s first two meetings.
A Hollie-Mae Dodd hat-trick inspired March’s triumph in the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Group Stage at the LNER Community Stadium in March before Emma Kershaw grabbed a treble in June’s BWSL win at the Robin Park Arena.
York came away as 33-10 winners in the reverse BWSL fixture at the LNER, with Tara Jane Stanley contributing 13 points, before the sides were pitted against one another in the competition’s Play-Off Semi-Finals.
Lindsay Anfield’s side were pushed all the way by a determined Wigan in a narrow 12-4 victory at Headingley Stadium, although Savannah Andrade and Kelsey Gentles tries were enough to secure the Club’s maiden BWSL Grand Final appearance.
The ever-improving Wigan will be hoping to build on last weekend’s 12-4 upset of York in the Semi-Finals of the Women’s Nines at the Salford City Stadium.
The Valkyrie had beaten St Helens (11-10) and Cardiff Demons (23-0) before their bid to defend the Women’s Nines was ended by Wigan in the final four.
Director of Rugby Anfield remains without prop Alisha Clayton through injury as well as utility Georgie Hetherington who suffered a hip problem in the Women’s Nines Finals.
York Valkyrie resume their Betfred Women's Super League against Wigan Warriors on Sunday as part of a double header at the LNER Community Stadium, with York Knights taking on Halifax Panthers in the Betfred Championship later that afternoon (3pm).
General admission Adult tickets for the double header are priced at £20, Concession tickets at £15 and Under-16s are FREE. General admission tickets can be purchased HERE.
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