Wakefield Trinity have joined the Women’s Super League, taking the number of teams for the 2019 season .

They finished top of the Championship this year, dropping to in the play-offs in the semi-final stage.

Trinity were the very first Super League club to adopt a women’s group in 2016.

“We are actually excited about making the big step up to Super League next year. The women actually deserve the chance now,” head trainer Wayne Hirst said.

“It will be tough but we have just got to work hard every week and that will pay off”

could eventually become the ninth team to join with the best branch in 2020, after starting a team to play in the Championship next season.