Rudge looking forward to facing York

Rudge looking forward to facing York

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St Helens Women’s captain Emily Rudge has said she is looking forward to coming up against the new-look York City Knights.

Just before their Challenge Cup Semi-Final win over Castleford Tigers, they had announced the signings of several high profile players, including Tigers players Kelsey Gentles, Sinead Peach and Rhiannon Marshall. All three were part of the Tigers side to lift the League Leaders Shield and get to both major finals in 2019.

Rudge said she is looking forward to facing the new-look side in the Challenge Cup Final on Saturday- which will be live on the BBC.

She said: “All the girls are really looking forward to the game. It makes it extra special that it will be on the BBC and it’s a great opportunity to show Women’s rugby league at a competitive standard.

“Hopefully both teams can grab the win and it will be a great day for the club.”

On the Knights, she added: “York at the start of the season would have been long-odds to make a final, but they have had a few girls transfer and a lot of new signings that have strenghtned the squad.

“We cannot be complacent and underestimate them. They beat Castleford to get to the final, so I think they can be a tough team and it’s something we are looking forward to.”

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