Saints women run in 18 tries in 90-0 thrashing of Huddersfield

Red-hot Saints are setting a blistering pace in the Women's Super League, scoring a mind-boggling 176 points in two matches and on both occasions leaving their opponents scoreless.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 9:58 am
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 10:00 am
Danielle Bush. Picture: SWPix

They followed up their 86-0 victory over the Bradford Bulls by annihilating Huddersfield Giants on Sunday, running in 18 tries in a 90-0 victory with Emily Rudge and Amy Hardcastle helping themselves to four tries each.

Rachael Woosey began the rout with a third minute opener and added a second in the seventh minute before going on to complete her hat-trick in the second half.

Naomi Williams and Danielle Bush both scored a double, with further Saints' tries coming from Tara Jones, Paige Travis and Jodie Cunningham, while Faye Gaskin kicked four conversions.

Saints team: Rebecca Rotheram, Danielle Bush, Amy Hardcastle, Naomi Williams, Rachael Woosey, Beth Stott, Faye Gaskin, Dawn Akrigg, Tara Jones, Chantelle Crowl, Emily Rudge, Pip Birchall, Jodie Cunningham

Interchanges: Isabelle Rudge, Paige Travis, Eboni Partington, Alice Sandham

Tries: Woosey (3, 7, 60), Rudge (10, 13, 39, 80), Hardcastle (15, 30, 69, 78), Jones (20), Williams (23, 51), Travis (34), Danielle Bush (45, 74), Jodie Cunningham (63).

Conversions: Gaskin (9 from 18)

Huddersfield Giants: Philippa Curley, Annabel Loney, Sophie Brunskill, Olivia Cummins, Amelia Brown, Francesca Townend, Chloe Smith, Oyinkansola Kadiri, Rachel Eastwood, Danni Allatt, Reagan Walker, Ellie Taylor, Isabella Skyes

Interchanges: Lilliebelle Hunter, Summa Hunter, Sienna McPherson, Megan Price

Defending champions Leeds continued their impressive start to the new season with a crushing 72-0 win over Featherstone at Belle Vue.

The Rhinos’ 14-try show included doubles for Ellie Oldroyd, Hanna Butcher, Fran Goldthorp and Adaoha Akwiwu while Courtney Winfield-Hill converted eight of them.

Orla McCallion opened the scoring inside three minutes and the Rhinos led 42-0 at the interval before maintaining their dominance after the break.

Chloe Kerrigan, Zoe Hornby, Tara Moxon, Caitlin Beevers and Sophie Robinson were the other scorers for the visitors.

Hollie-Mae Dodd scored a hat-trick as Castleford eased to a 44-0 win over Wakefield.

Dodd began the scoring by going over after five minutes, and Leah Jones extended the Tigers’ advantage before two successive handling errors gifted further tries to Eva Izumi and Lucy Eastwood.

Georgia Roche, Shona Hoyle and a late double from Georgie Hetherington added to Dodd’s second-half double while Roche also kicked two conversions.

Wigan built on their opening-day win over Warrington with a 38-0 victory over Bradford, but the result marked an improvement for the visitors, who had been beaten 84-0 by St Helens two weeks ago.