GIANTS star Lee Gilmour has given his full backing to the England Rugby League Women’s bid for Test man glory in France.
The Lionesses play the opening game in a two-Test series in Avignon later today, with Gilmour’s sister, Natalie, ready to lead out the team.
“It’s really great Nat’s been selected as captain again,” said former Great Britain star Gilmour, right.
“It’s a massive achievement for anyone in any sport to be able to captain their country, so I’m delighted for her and I know everyone in our family is very proud.
“She was always sporty when she was young and she was one of those people who was great at every sport she played.
“She played hockey at England Under 16s level before getting into rugby when she was around 18, so she’s always been talented, and that transferred across into rugby.
“She’s been part of the England set-up now for a long time and I know she’ll be very determined to ensure the Women’s side come back from France as winners, and it would be great for everyone involved to get a good series win.
“We’re both supportive of each other and, looking back, one thing I think would have been great for us is if we could have both played for England during the 2008 World Cup.
“Nat was in the ladies side for their tournament, but unfortunately I missed out on the men’s squad and I think that would have been special for us and our family.”