Castleford Tigers pair steer Yorkshire to Women’s Origin-match victory over roses rivals Lancashire

Castleford Tigers’ Sinead Peach and Rhiannion Marshall were among Yorkshire’s scorers in a 14-8 win over Lancashire in the first Women’s Origin match at the Summer Bash in Blackpool.

Monday, 20th May 2019, 12:35 pm
Castleford's Rhiannion Marshall.

Lancashire struck first through Tara Jones (St Helens), but Yorkshire – coached by Castleford’s Lindsay Anfield – replied with touchdowns from Peach and Amy Hardcastle (Bradford Bulls), plus a Marshall conversion, to make it 10-4 at half-time.

Marshall, who was outstanding at loose-forward, crossed soon after the break, before an unconverted try by Leah Burke (St Helens) set up a tense finish. The Yorkshire side also included Leeds Rhinos’ Caitlin Beevers, Hannah Butcher, Dannielle Anderson and Charlotte Booth.

Peach and Marshall were joined by Castleford team-mates Kelsey Gentles, Georgie Roche, Shona Hoyle, Grace Field and Tamzin Renouf.

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Katherine Hepworth, of Featherstone Rovers, was among the substitutes.

Amy Johnson (Leeds) and Tara Jane Stanley (Castleford) were in the Lancashire 17.