United Hopes for a Classic Grand Final

Bradford Bulls and Featherstone Rovers to go head to head in the inaugural women’s Super League finale – preview

The first thing Natalie Harrowell and Kirsty Moroney did when they met at Old Trafford was give each other a warm hug…on Saturday they’ll be on opposite sides hoping that the other goes home disappointed.

They are the first teams to contest the Women’s Super League Grand Final, which takes place at Manchester Regional arena, kick off at noon.

Featherstone earned their place in the season finale with a dramatic one point win over Thatto Heath on Sunday Oct 1, but they will come up against a side this weekend that has already beaten them in the year’s other major final – the Challenge Cup.

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Rovers’ season has been dogged by injury, and indeed vice captain Harrowell is highly unlikely to play in the historic game as she is not yet fit to return to action. But given their battling victory in the semi final, few would write Featherstone off, even though Bradford went unbeaten on the Super League playoff series and are favourites going into the game.

The match is followed by the Women’s championship final, kick off at 2pm, with organisers, The Rugby Football League, urging league fans to enjoy the double header ahead of the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

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