York City Knights have announced the signings of Rhiannon Marshall, Kelsey Gentles, Tamzin Renouf, Sinead Peach and Grace Field from Castleford Tigers, while Olivia Wood and Savannah Andrade from Bradford Bulls.
Wood joins the Knights from Bradford Bulls. Regarded as one of the brightest talents in the game, Wood admitted she was excited to get started and outlined her belief that the facilities at the club were “really impressive.”
Following Wood was the signing of England international Marshall, the first of five players to make the move from Castleford Tigers to the Knights.
Marshall’s fellow England star Gentles was the next announcement, also joining from Castleford Tigers. Gentles is one of the best-known players from the Women’s Super League are her reputation was only heightened by her incredible tackle against Australia in the 2019 World Cup Nines for England.
The signing of Tamzin Renouf was the fourth to be announced. 19-year-old Renouf represented England during their 2019 tour of Papua New Guinea and made her name working with Anfield at Castleford.
Wood’s Bradford teammate Andrade was the new announcement of the day, making the switch from West to North Yorkshire.
The 21-year-old was a member of Bradford’s 2017 ‘Invincible’ season when they went the whole year unbeaten and arrives as part of an exciting group of signings.
The sixth signing saw a familiar face to some in York sign for the club in the shape of Field. Another signing from Castleford, Field has worked for the Knights’ Foundation in recent years and joins a group of her former teammates in signing for the club.
The final signing of the day was Castleford hooker Peach. A player at Featherstone Rovers before joining the Tigers, Peach has played at the elite level for a number of years and is another England international to sign for the club.