THE all-conquering Bulls have welcomed the extra competition coming to next year's Women's Super League.

Leeds, Wigan and Widnes are all setting up female sides to join in 2018.

Bradford swept the board last season to win the Challenge Cup, Super League and inaugural Women's Grand Final.

It promises to be a tougher landscape next time – but Bulls prop Danika Priim believes that is for the good of the domestic game.

She said: "It's a bit of a double-edged sword. It would have been great for these clubs to come on board earlier. But now we need the high-profile names to help the women's game to grow. Rugby union teams do it all over the country.

"It was getting to the stage where it could have got a bit stale. Thatto had been the champions for the past couple of years, now we've gone undefeated. We need something new in the pot to stir it up a little bit.

"Wigan are really well supported and have got Amanda Wilkinson, the only level three female coach, to lead them.

"Rhinos are going to be a strong squad and I think they've recruited really well. Next season is going to be very exciting."

Lois Forsell, one of ten Bulls players – including Priim – in the England squad heading for Australia on World Cup duty, has been appointed national ambassador for the women's game in the UK.

But Forsell will be leaving Bradford for Leeds, where she works for the club's foundation.

Priim said: "Lois is one of the best hookers I've played with but we want to spread out the talent. We don't want a new squad forming, Leeds Rhinos to come in and then get defeated 80-0.

"It doesn't do anything for us or for the game. We need that wealth of experience to be spread around the teams."