Wigan Warriors Women's Vicky Molyneux says the Headingley double-header is something she'll remember for the rest of her life

Wigan Warriors Women’s Vicky Molyneux says it is special to see the support women’s rugby league is receiving.

Ahead of the men’s Super League clash against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Thursday night, the women’s teams were also in action as part of a live double-header being televised by Sky Sports.

Molyneux is pleased to see the direction the sport is heading in.

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She said: “It’s just shows how much traction the women’s game is getting. It’s the first time I have experienced a league game being televised as part of a double-header at a fantastic stadium.

Vicky Molyneux

"You could see the ground filling up, and I know a lot of them will be here for the men’s game, but a lot came at five o’clock when we were warming up.

"Wigan fans were already here, with a lot of them not being family members, so it’s good that they’ve taken that extra effort to support us.”

Despite the Warriors being defeated 64-6 by the Rhinos, Molyneux believes they only need to take a few small steps to be able to compete.

"The defeat hurts a lot,” she added.

"It’s not a nice scoreline to take at all, but what an opportunity and one we will all remember for the rest of our lives.

"As a team, we need some really simple fixes.

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“We’ve got a young inexperienced side, and a few girls coming from union, so it’s about having that little bit more game management because we are turning the ball over in cheap areas with that lack of patience.

“Those easy fixes will allow us to compete at the top level.”