St Helens players celebrate winning the Women's Challenge Cup final match at the Leigh Sports Village, Manchester 050621 CREDIT PA ALAMY
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Challenge Cup Final: Army's Carrie Roberts Scores In St Helens Win

The British Army rugby league star powered through with a try as St Helens won the Challenge Cup for the first time ever.

St Helens players celebrate winning the Women's Challenge Cup final match at the Leigh Sports Village, Manchester 050621 CREDIT PA ALAMY

British Army rugby player Staff Sergeant Carrie Roberts scored a fantastic try as St Helens won their first-ever Women's Challenge Cup.

A dominant 34-6 win over York City Knights saw the military player win one of domestic rugby league's top competitions.

SSgt Roberts is the first servicewoman to win the competition.

The soldier scored with a powerful run in the second half of the showpiece match at Leigh Sports Village, continuing her good form after a double in the semi-final.

Speaking to Forces News prior to the match, SSgt Roberts spoke about how important the Challenge Cup final is.

"It would mean so much, the girls have just been incredible," she said.

"Since joining this team, they've made me feel so welcome.

"They're a great team with a great ethos, as well.

"Everyone is accountable on that team for each other and themselves and I think the team really, really do deserve it because we've put our pedal to the metal the entire time since we started," she added.

Watch: We spoke to SSgt Carrie Roberts before Saturday's Challenge Cup final.

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