Charlotte Booth becomes the first Englishwoman to go Down Under

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds women’s star Charlotte Booth will become the first Englishwoman to get paid for playing rugby league after signing for Australian club West Panthers.

Booth won two Challenge Cups and a Grand Final during her two seasons with the Rhinos after joining from Bradford.

She said: “I have loved my time with the Rhinos and it has been an honour to be part of the women’s team since its formation and to help them achieve success.

“I would like to thank everyone at the club for everything they have done for me over the last two seasons.

“It has been a difficult decision to make and I will miss all the girls, but the chance to play in Australia is something I couldn’t turn down and I am excited for the challenge ahead.

“I will continue to support the team and wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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