TWO Keighley Albion Ladies players have been picked to represent Yorkshire in the Origin game against Lancashire this Sunday.

Emma Templeton and Hollie Haigh have been selected through open trials that have been held and have both been selected in the starting 13 for the clash at Wakefield Trinity (kick-off 2.30pm).

Haigh, 17, is in her first season and has done well and her club see her as a natural rugby league player. She improves on a weekly basis as a great utility back with great speed and energy to burn.

She has a great attitude and a dream to coach and Albion say they are lucky to have her on our team.

Meanwhile, Templeton, is a seasoned player and previously played for Keighley Cats.

After several years without a team she has come back to the sport with a new determination and attitude to fitness and game play.

Templeton’s determination and work-hard-play-hard ethic has paid dividends and is proud that she has been selected to represent Yorkshire.

She is staying with Albion through the winter but has also been selected to be part of Bradford Bulls' squad in the Super League in the summer.

Albion Ladies are in the Winter League and despite being a new team have started in the Premier Division after only playing a handful of friendlies in the summer.

The team comprises of experienced players and new players with no experience. Training is held on Thursday nights at South Craven School between 8pm and 9pm and welcome new and experienced players to strengthen the squad. All abilities are welcome aged over 16.

Meanwhile, Keighley Albion Ladies grabbed a commanding 68-0 victory at Thornhill.

With only 10 players, Keighley travelled on Sunday to Thornhill, who matched with 10 as they were struggling for numbers too.

Keighley did have good news as Joanie Aspin had agreed to transfer from Super League side Wigan to boast Albion’s form. She has represented England on international level and Albion's morale was high going into the first game since before Christmas.

A fantastic game followed with tries coming thick and fast. Haigh scored five, Saima Hussain (four) and one each from Sarah Shillito, Sarah Cartwright, Claire Ackroyd and captain Jodie Loader.

Conversations came from Laura Ackroyd (seven) and Loader (one).

With tough weather conditions, Albion put on some great displays of skill and determination and with team work came out on top. A great win for the Albion Ladies. Laura Ackroyd secured the player of the match prize.