Richards supports expanded Super League

England Women Head Coach Craig Richards has voiced his support for an expanded Women’s Super League.

The league has seen Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants enter. They join Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers, St Helens, Bradford Bulls, Wigan Warriors, Featherstone Rovers, Wakefield Trinity and York City Knights.

It is the largest the league has been since its inception. Back in 2017, the league consisted of only three teams and now there are 10.

The England Head Coach believes more games will help his team as they prepare for the 2021 World Cup.

He said: “I love the way its gone. We need to expand and I get it.

“But what I really like, is you are able to have that split after six games. The top four play each other and the bottom six play each other.

“We hope we can find more top games at the top end. That’s what we need from an England point of view, both in Super League and in the Origin series.

“There are more opportunities for the girls to play in tough games. All of that is key preparation for the World Cup.

“From that point-of-view, I am really in favour of the expansion.”

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