The 2019 Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final will be a repeat of last season’s all-Yorkshire affair between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos after both won through their semis.
Castleford earned their place in the final with a dominating display in a ruthless 100-0 win against Wakefield Trinity Ladies while the Rhinos beat St Helens 16-10.
The final will be played at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, July 27 – part of a triple-header alongside the men’s Challenge Cup semi-finals between Warrington Wolves and Hull FC, and St Helens and Halifax.
Castleford have attracted a significant following during 2019 and the Leeds' growing popularity will be further enhanced by this semi-final success. Accordingly, the RFL will be allocating a share of triple-header tickets specifically to the team competing in the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final.
The Women's Challenge Cup Final will kick off at 11.15am.
In their semi-final the Tigresses ran in 19 tries and notched a century of points without reply as they showed why they are unbeaten in 2019.
They treated more than 900 spectators to more than a point-a-minute spectacle at the Mobile Rocket Stadium and had already raced in for 10 of the tries by half-time.
Grace Field, Frankie Townend and two by Tara Stanley, all converted, made it 24-0 after 20 minutes.
Castleford showed no sign of stopping there as Kelsey Gentles, Townend, Emma Lumley, Georgia Roche and Sinead Peach (two) all crossed the whitewash to give the Tigers a massive 58-0 half-time lead.
Lindsay Anfield’s side continued to prove too strong for their neighbours after the break as they went on to score a further eight tries.
Recent signing Townend grabbed her third and fourth of the afternoon, with both Maisie Lumb and Stanley also both completing hat-tricks.
Shona Hoyle, Roche and Esme Reynolds completed the try scoring as the Tigresses ended up with their century of points.