The Women’s Super League made its return as Wigan secured an emphatic 52-8 victory against competition debutants Warrington at Victoria Park.
It was a first taste of top level women’s rugby for the Wolves, who secured Championship glory in 2019 but were denied the chance to play last year as the COVID-19 pandemic saw the 2020 season cancelled.
It proved to be a baptism of fire for Lee Westwood’s side as the Warriors ran in a total of 11 tries, five of which were scored by Player of the Match Georgia Wilson.
The fixture was also the first of the season to be streamed via Twitch, one the world’s largest streaming platforms.
Twitch will stream one Women’s Super League game each week throughout the 2021 season, in addition to the Women’s Challenge Cup.
In the day’s other fixtures, Castleford Tigers Women kicked off their new season with a 40-6 victory over Featherstone Rovers Ladies.
St Helens Women also recorded an emphatic 86-0 win over Bradford Bulls Women, while Leeds Rhinos Women eased past York City Knights Ladies 68-16.
Women’s Super League round one results:
Castleford Tigers 40-6 Featherstone Rovers
Warrington Wolves 8-52 Wigan Warriors
St Helens 86-0 Bradford Bulls
Leeds Rhinos 68-16 York City Knights