Two Wakefield Trinity players have been selected in the latest England Women’s squad.
Aallisha Rhodes, the current club Woman of Steel, and Tara Moxon will link up with the rest of the squad throughout the 2020 season.
Rhodes, who plays at centre, made a great impression in the club’s first season in Women’s Super League in 2019.
At 17 years old, she combines her Rugby League with studies at Wakefield College, and had recently been called-up to the England Students squad.
Rhodes said, “It’s amazing. At such a young age and to be asked to move up to the national squad is so good. It’s a lot of pressure, but I think I’ll do well.”
Winger Moxon, who has had a great start to her career in the 13-a-side code, spoke of her surprise to be given international recognition this early.
“I still can’t believe it to be honest. I haven’t been playing Rugby League for a year,” she said, “I’ve been playing for less than eight months, that’s why I can’t believe it!”
With the Rugby League World Cup taking place in 2021, there’s time for both players, and those not selected, to impress England coach Craig Richards and take a place in his squad what will be the biggest women’s tournament in the history of the sport.
Wakefield Trinity start their second season in the Betfred Women’s Super League away at Featherstone Rovers on March 29th before welcoming York City Knights to the Mobile Rocket Stadium on April 19th.