Women’s seasons cancelled

Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers contest the Women’s Grand Final. Credit: RL Photos

The 2020 Women’s season has been cancelled at all levels of the game amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The RFL are now inviting clubs to arrange friendlies in the autumn as well as other activities.

This also includes England Performance Training sessions and Mental wellbeing and support.

Surveys are also being shared around the game about the social impact of the growth of the game. Anyone with an interest in is encouraged to respond here.


Marc Lovering, Participation and Development Director, the RFL says: “The cancellation of the competitions is a huge sadness for the players, coaches, volunteers and all of us committed to the continued growth of Women’s Rugby League, after such high hopes for a best ever season.

“We have taken time to explore every possible option for the competitions. We have been in close dialogue with clubs and foundations throughout the interruption caused by the Covid-19 situation.

“The complex work needed with Government and other partners to build return to play strategies in contact sports has meant that full contact Rugby League, with rule adaptions, is only likely to return in October – and then only in the form of local friendlies with limited travel.

“We are therefore timed out of delivering these prestigious competitions safely and with integrity.”

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