Yesterday after they came up short against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final, England women had a chance to take out their frustrations on France and stormed to a huge 64-0 win.
Leah Burke was one of the stars in what was something of a celebratory afternoon as the women’s game had the chance to celebrate its star players who are going down under to test themselves against the very best and ultimately raise the standards of English women’s rugby league.
What made matters even better is the fact that there was a total of 4,500 fans in attendance for the women’s game which is terrific for the women’s game.
This comes after a record attendance in the Women’s Super League in Round One over Easter as Leeds Rhinos and York met in a Grand Final rematch to kickstart the new season.
Yesterday’s overall attendance at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones stadium was an impressive 8,422.
It can only be a good thing for rugby league that over 50% of fans were in their seats to watch the women’s game.
Hopefully soon it will be 100% as the sport goes from strength to strength especially as we approach the next World Cup.
Now attentions will turn back to Super League as Leeds look to defend their trophy becoming the first side to do so.