SIX PLAYERS from Barnsley RUFC’s women’s team are due to play at Twickenham in a cup final for Yorkshire this weekend.

The game against Surrey will take place at 5pm on Saturday at the national rugby stadium in London.

A healthy contingent of players from the Shaw Lane club – who play in the second tier of club rugby in England – have helped Yorkshire reach the final.

They are prop Beth Arnold, 25, full-back Danie Green, 27, fly-half Alix Taylor-Roberts, 34, centre Lauren Bolger, 30, flanker Jasmin Brankin, 22, and number eight Becky Patrick, 30.

Green, from Cudworth, said: “It has always been a dream of mine to play at Twickenham since starting rugby.

“I can’t believe it’s happening. I am super excited to play.”

Taylor-Roberts, from Royston, added: “I have been lucky enough to play at Twickenham twice before, with my university team which was amazing. But to be able to play there for Yorkshire and with some of my club-mates will be something to truly treasure”.

Patrick, from Grimethorpe, added: “To play at Twickenham is my ultimate dream. I cannot wait.

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“I haven’t even thought about winning there, just playing, but that would just put the icing on the cake.”

The other three players are not from Barnsley but play for the town’s club.

Bolger is the captain of Yorkshire while Brankin only took up the sport three years ago.

They beat Warwickshire 43-0, Gloucestershire 70-19 and Lancashire 30-19 to reach the final.

Barnsley head coach Will Smith said: “I am proud of the players representing Yorkshire who have played consistently well and earned their county recognition.

“It’s been great to see them performing well for the county too.

“They are part of a good group of players we have at the club.

“It’s a big challenge playing in the second tier of the women’s game nationally but the team are competitive in most games.

“We wish our players all the best for what promises to be a great occasion at Twickenham.”