In a stunning display of dominance, Lois Forsell’s Rhinos put on a scintillating performance, notching up an 88-0 victory against Warrington Wolves in the 2023 Betfred Women’s Super League season. The Rhinos’ relentless attack saw them score an astounding seventeen tries, with Amy Hardcastle and Caitlin Casey shining as top performers.
The match took place at Victoria Park, and it didn’t take long for the Rhinos to make their presence felt. Sophie Robinson broke through Warrington’s defence, crossing for the first try just two minutes into the game. The Rhinos continued their onslaught as Caitlin Beevers and Izzy Northrop also found the try line in the opening ten minutes, propelling Leeds to a 14-0 lead with Casey converting.
The Rhinos maintained their momentum with back-to-back tries from Sophie Nuttall and Amy Hardcastle, leaving Warrington struggling to contain the relentless pressure. Casey’s accurate conversions further added to the home side’s mounting troubles.
Leeds showed no signs of slowing down as Beevers and Hardcastle secured their second tries, extending the Rhinos’ lead to an imposing 24 points. With just 35 minutes played, Beth Lockwood capitalized on a well-placed kick into the in-goal area, scoring her sixth try of the season. Hardcastle continued to dazzle, completing her hat trick with a breathtaking 40-meter break, leaving the result beyond doubt.
The first half ended with two magical tries from Caitlin Casey in just five minutes. The first try came from an offload by Beevers, who cleverly broke free from the defense, allowing Casey an easy finish. The second try showcased Casey’s skills as she executed a beautiful show-and-go, leaving the opposition defense fooled and helpless.
Despite their commanding lead, the Rhinos refused to ease off the gas in the second half. They added six more tries to their tally, sealing a resounding victory. Casey once again played a pivotal role in the Rhinos’ attacking prowess, providing a brilliant offload near the try line for Zoe Hornby to crash over. The try was swiftly converted, further widening the gap.
Izzy Northrop notched her second try of the match, capitalizing on a dropped ball by Warrington, effortlessly extending Leeds’ lead. Casey, displaying her exceptional skills, produced another moment of brilliance just before the hour mark, allowing Jasmine Earnshaw-Cudjoe to score two tries in quick succession. Sam Hulme took over the kicking duties and converted both tries with precision.
The final two tries came from the unstoppable duo of Hardcastle and Casey. Hardcastle demonstrated her power and agility, leaving defenders sprawled on the ground as she scored in the left corner. However, Hulme was unable to convert. Casey then took matters into her own hands, identifying a gap in the defence and sliding over for a well-deserved hat trick, concluding the match with a resounding 88-0 victory for the Rhinos.
Lois Forsell’s side now boasts two wins in the 2023 Betfred Women’s Super League season, sending a clear message to their competitors that they are a force to be reckoned with. The Rhinos’ exceptional performance against Warrington Wolves will undoubtedly fuel their ambitions for further success in the league.