England named Australia-born Courtney Winfield-Hill in the women’s squad for the Rugby League World Cup.
Winfield-Hill moved to England and joined the rugby league team Leeds Rhinos in 2018, and from there, she proved herself as one of the premier talents in the Women’s Super League. Now she will be playing for the England women’s team in the Rugby League World Cup.
Winfield-Hill is among the four winners of the Woman of Steel award and Craig Richards’s 24-player squad that will attempt to win the World Cup for the first time.
Jodie Cunningham of St Helens, Tara Jane-Stanley of York, and Georgia Roche of Leeds will join the squad with Winfield-Hill. The seven members of the Leeds squad who won the Women’s Super League this month will also join the squad.
Winfield-Hill is ready to continue her partnership with Georgia Roche at half-back at the international level. Richards has also named 11 players from the Challenge Cup winners, St Helens, in the squad, and the only one who is an uncapped player in the squad is Zoe Hornby.
Craig Richards said We’ve got girls who are still traveling across the country and earning nothing. Hopefully, we can go out there, put a great show to get more money into the game, and give the girls what they deserve, which is great financial support for them, he said.
Richards believes that his squad is capable of winning the tournament for the first time. Richards said, There’s a couple of nations in there where we’ll have to be at our best, but we are incredibly confident in this group of players and what they can do.