Saints and England Women international SSgt Carrie Roberts will lay a wreath on behalf of the England team as part of the Remembrance ceremony before the Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final against New Zealand at York’s LNER Community Stadium.
Roberts serves as a Staff Sergeant in the British Army but has been granted a place on the Army’s elite sport programme which means she has been able to dedicate herself to playing in the Rugby League World Cup for England.
The centre was a part of the St Helens treble-winning side of 2021 and has represented England on four occasions, including a try-scoring appearance in their 54-4 Rugby League World Cup victory over Canada at the DW Stadium.
Roberts said: “It is a huge honour to be asked to lay the wreath on behalf of my teammates, staff and all involved with England Rugby League. I am extremely proud of my military background, and it is important we continue to remember all who have served this country.”
Head Coach Craig Richards added: “Carrie was an obvious choice to lay a wreath in both her England Women and Armed Forces capacity. She is a brilliant player and person, and we are proud of what she does both on and off the field for her country.”