Wigan name women’s squad in full

Wigan Warriors women’s team have named their 23-woman squad for the 2018 Women’s Super League.

The Cherry and Whites had previously announced England international, Rachel Thompson, as their first ever signing.

And Thompson is joined by international team-mate Gemma Walsh, who has 15 caps for England.

Katie Coen, a member of the Royal Air Force, links up with the Warriors after previously playing for the RAF women’s Rugby League side.

University of Central Lancashire stars Kate McMullan, Christina Tully and Georgia Wilson also join Wigan.

Warriors women’s head coach, Amanda Wilkinson, said: “It’s been a great couple of months creating this Wigan legacy.

“Trials were attended by almost 100 participants from all over the North of England, even attracting one young lady from as far away as Suffolk!

“There was a real mix of ability and experience which was great to see. Athletes with little or no Rugby League experience, women hoping to make the move from Union to League and even a professional footballer wanting to try out the sport.

“It really did come down to the final whistle as the women competed for the final places to wear the famous Cherry and White.”

Wigan Warriors Women’s 2018 squad:

Joanie Aspin (Wigan St Patricks)

Lucy Baggaley (Wigan St Patricks)

Alison Burrows (Sefton RUFC)

Katie Coen (RAF Women’s RLFC)

Michelle Davis (Firwood Waterloo RUFC)

Emma Dwyer (Wigan St Patricks & Lancaster University)

Charlotte Foley (Wigan St Patricks)

Hannah Goodburn (Wigan Touch RL)

Rebecca Greenfield (Wigan St Patricks)

Jade Gregory-Haselden (Leigh RUFC)

Chloe Hammond (Wigan St Patricks)

Sarah Harrison (Wigan St Patricks)

Freya Hellin (Firwood Waterloo RUFC)

Gemma Hennessey (Wigan St Patricks)

Abby Latchford (Wigan St Patricks)

Kate McMullan (Preston Grasshoppers RUFC & UCLan)

Rachel Porter (Wigan St Patricks)

Amarni Sharrock (Wigan St Patricks)

Holly Speakman (Wigan St Patricks)

Christina Tully (Preston Grasshoppers RUFC & UCLan)

Rachel Thompson (Thatto Heath & England)

Gemma Walsh (Featherstone Rovers & England)

Georgia Wilson (Preston Grasshoppers & UCLan)

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