Army rugby league women team celebrate winning Challenge Shield Final.
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Rugby League: Army Women To Compete In New Super League South

The 2019 Challenge Shield winners will take on teams such as London Broncos in the new competition.

Army rugby league women team celebrate winning Challenge Shield Final.

The Army Women's Rugby League team have announced they will be taking part in the new Super League South competition.

The team, who won the 2019 Challenge Shield, are one of six sides that will compete in the inaugural season of the league which starts in June.

Bedford Tigers, Cardiff, Cornish Rebels, Golden Ferns and London Broncos are all creating women's teams to take part.

The Army's first fixture is set to be against the London Broncos on 19 June.

Recently, Army star Carrie Roberts scored a hat-trick on her Super League debut for St Helens.

In an interview with Forces News, she discussed the rise of military stars in the women's game.

"The 2019 season was so successful and I know that quite a few of the Super League teams, from the top standard teams to, obviously, lower standard teams, have been asking about the Army Women to come and join their club," she said.

"We were beating York City Knights and Featherstone just as an Army team last year so it is testament to what we do when we are with the Army girls.

"They've just kicked on from there and gone to Super League clubs."