St Helens recruit England international Amy Hardcastle

St Helens have signed England international Amy Hardcastle from Bradford.

The 31-year-old centre has scored 14 tries in 17 games for England since making her international debut in 2009. She was recently named in the Women’s Team of the Decade by the NRL – the only English player to be recognised.

Hardcastle said: “I want to take this new opportunity to continue my progression in rugby league, to find the best version of myself by reaching my full potential ahead of the World Cup.

“I believe I can achieve this at St Helens and I’m looking forward to this new chapter.

“My mums always says it’s not where you start it’s where you finish.”

Saints women’s coach Derek Hardman said: “I am delighted Amy has decided to join us ahead of the new campaign.

“She has years of experience having played in two World Cups and that can only benefit our group moving forward.

“We welcome her with open arms and we are excited to work with her when the season gets going.”

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