Leeds Rhinos will make history in 2023 by paying players bonuses and meritocratic payments for success | Rugby League News


The Rhinos, who are the reigning Betfred Women’s Super League champions, are looking to expand their women’s activities, which will include a winning bonus for every match next season, as well as meritocratic payouts for success in Challenge Cup competitions and Grand Final.

Last update: 30/10/22 12:59

Leeds Rhinos players celebrate winning the Super League Grand Final

Leeds will make history in 2023 by becoming the first British rugby league team to make matchday payments to their players.

The Rhinos, who are the reigning Betfred Women’s Super League champions, are looking to expand their women’s activities, which will include a winning bonus for every match next season, as well as meritocratic payouts for success in Challenge Cup competitions and Grand Final.

Leeds are already paying their players for promoting the game and helping with their travel costs and say the latest move is another step towards a professional women’s team.

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “The Leeds Rhinos women’s team are an integral part of our club and we want to see them grow and inspire more women and girls in Leeds to play rugby league. .

“There has been huge progress in women’s football in this country over the last five years and we hope we can go even further in the next five years.”

Leeds Rhinos head coach Lois Forsell said: “It’s been great to see the growth and development of the Leeds Rhinos women’s program since 2018.

“Year after year it has grown, the club has big ambitions and these are all positive steps in the right direction which aim to develop the game in a sustainable way.”

Leeds, who have seven players in the England squad, will host the Women’s World Cup opener at Headingley on Tuesday with the hosts taking on Brazil, followed by the PNG Orchids clash with Canada.




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