Women’s rugby league to enter a new era

Women’s rugby league will undergo a massive restructure as the competition is about to enter into a new era for the sport.

The competition will restructure into a similar way that the First Utility Super League does as the league will split after round five into two groups in an effort to make it a more competitive league. 

The season will then culminate with the annual play-off series and County Origin in October, with the season kicking off on April 3. 

The league welcomes Bradford Bulls Ladies into the 2016 competition for the first time, and the RFL believe that the opportunites are endless for the women’s league to be a success.

“There have never been so many opportunities to be succesful,” said RFL Competition Officer Lindsay Crompton.

“The Bulls are a welcome addition. This move reflects the growing interest in Women’s Rugby League by the professional part of the game,” said RFL Club and Competition Manager James Shuttleworth.

Bradford Bulls is a very strong brand in Rugby League and their involvement in the sport has piqued the interest of others.

“This season promises to be the most competitive to date and, with the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Australia on the horizon, it looks set to be crucial for players with international ambitions.”

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