York City Knights sealed their place in their first Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final after a battling 12-4 win over Wigan Warriors at Headingley.
The League Leaders Shield winners were held scoreless in a keenly-contested first half in which Olivia Gale had a try ruled out for an earlier high tackle.
Savannah Andrade broke the deadlock inside the first minute of the second period and Tara Stanley converted before adding a penalty to put the Knights in control.
Kelsey Gentles added a second try for the Knights within 10 minutes but the expected onslaught did not arrive and instead Laureane Biville reduced the deficit for the visitors.
Leeds Rhinos will face York in the final after they saw off St Helens 14-6 thanks to a brace of tries from Sophie Robinson.
Zoe Hornby added a late close-range try – converted by Courtney Winfield-Hill – to seal victory.
🎥 Your League Leaders' Shield-winning @YCKLadies defeated Wigan Warriors 12-4 yesterday to clinch a Grand Final spot – check out all the points in our Match Highlights.#WeAreYork⚔️ pic.twitter.com/QwEZwkSzoV
— York City Knights ⚔️ (@YorkKnightsRLFC) September 5, 2022
Warrington Wolves wrapped up a perfect regular season in Group B as they claimed their 12th successive win by beating Castleford 52-6 at The Jungle.
Shannon Stephens starred with 16 points comprising six conversions and a try, while Emily Baggaley and Claire Mullaney both crossed twice as Warrington built on a 26-0 half-time advantage.
Battling Castleford never gave up and got on the board through Maddison Rainey early in the second half with her try converted by Chloe Smith.
Kacey Davies scored early to put bottom club Wakefield Trinity in the lead against Featherstone Rovers before the visitors reeled off 68 unanswered points to claim a 68-4 win at Sharlston Rovers.
Bradford Bulls won 24-12 at Leigh Miners Rangers, building on a 14-6 half-time advantage with Georgia Heaps wrapping up the win with a last minute try.