Victoria Molyneux and Paige Travis called up to England's National Performance Squad
Date published: 13 January 2022
Rochdale-born duo Victoria Molyneux and Paige Travis have both earned call-ups for the latest England Women’s Rugby League squad
Rochdale-born duo Victoria Molyneux and Paige Travis have both earned call-ups for the latest England Women’s Rugby League squad.
Head coach Craig Richards has selected a 31-strong National Performance Squad for Saturday (15 January) as the Lionesses prepare to meet for the first time in 2022.
Molyneux and Travis will both travel to Leeds to meet up with the squad this weekend, with preparations well underway for the delayed Rugby League World Cup in Autumn.
Travis has earned another call-up after her impressive campaign for St Helen’s last season.
The 22-year-old scored six tries in 12 appearances for the Saints and made her international debut in June last year, so will undoubtedly be targeting a spot in Richards’ World Cup squad later this year.
Molyneux is currently vice-captain of Wigan Warriors and made her debut for England as a teenager in 2007 before a 14-year gap which ended with her appearance in the win against Wales in 2021.
She won Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Coaches Award and Warrior of the Year last season, so it is no surprise that 33-year-old’s strong form has merited another call-up to Richards’ squad.
The Lionesses begin their World Cup campaign with a fixture at Headingley against Brazil on Tuesday 1 November, before games against Canada and Papua New Guinea on Saturday 5 and Wednesday 9 November respectively.
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