Wales women set for international bow

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Ian Lovell

Wales will play their first ever women’s international Test against England Lions on November 16.

England Lions will be made up of players from Championship and League 1 sides, with the senior England side touring the southern hemisphere.

The new Wales team will treat the game at Leigh Miners Rangers as their first ever full Test match.

Wales will play a warm-up match against Great Britain Teachers at Sardis Road in Pontypridd on October 26.

Wales Rugby League board member, Gareth Kear, said: “I have always been passionate about promoting Women’s sport, and I’m proud that I’ve played a little part in helping it gain the recognition it deserves.

“Rugby league is a great sport for all. It’s easy for players to understand, fast to play and in my opinion, safer than rugby union.

“We’ve had a huge response to the launch of women’s rugby league in Wales from players and fans alike.

“The road to the 2021 World Cup competitions looks very bright for both our senior men’s and women’s teams.”

Wales are planning on entering a team in the 2021 Emerging Nations World Cup.

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