Caitlin Beevers hailed after heroic display in Women’s Super League Grand Final

Drew Darbyshire
Caitlin Beevers Leeds Rhinos women SWpix

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Leeds coach Lois Forsell was full of praise for player of the match Caitlin Beevers after her two-try display in their Women’s Super League Grand Final triumph.

England international Beevers scored either side of half-time to help the Rhinos clinch a 12-4 victory over York in the Women’s Super League Grand Final at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

“Every team needs a Caitlin Beevers,” Forsell said with a glowing smile after the game.

“She’s been absolutely outstanding this season and today she showed that again.”

Forsell described their victory over York as a “surreal” moment. She played her final game in their 2019 Grand Final triumph – but never imagined then that she would be lifting the trophy as coach.

“It feels a bit surreal that we’ve finally got there and done it,” Forsell said.

“Three years ago, we were here and I knew I was retiring but certainly did not think three years later I’d be here lifting a trophy.

“I’m so proud of the girls, the Challenge Cup final I know we were runners-up, but I did say that day that it was a much bigger part of our plan and today we came away with the trophy.”

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York coach magnanimous in defeat

Knights boss Lindsay Anfield says she is incredibly of how much her side have improved this season.

“We’ve had a fantastic season,” she said.

“If someone would have said to me at the beginning of the year, that we would win the nines, win the league leaders, lose one game, and get to a Grand Final, I’d have absolutely snapped their hand off.

“We have an inexperienced group and they would have learnt so much from today and I think it’ll make them really hungry going into the off season and train harder because they want to be here again.”Meanwhile, Warrington won promotion to the Women’s Super League Group One for 2023 after defeating Featherstone 34-6 in the Shield final.

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