BRADFORD Bulls duo Danielle Bose and Grace Ramsden have spoken of their excitement at the Women’s Super League season finally getting underway this weekend with a mouthwatering clash against Featherstone Rovers.

The two sides famously battled it out in the 2017 Women’s Grand Final, which saw Bradford clinch an unprecedented treble with victory.

Having faced off in atrocious conditions in pre-season, new recruit Ramsden is looking forward to taking on their West Yorkshire rivals at Odsal Stadium in front of the home supporters on Sunday (12.30pm).

“Pre-season has been a really long haul and now we are just ready for the season to start and I am sure it will be an interesting year,” said Ramsden.

“We played them in pre-season and now it will be good to play them at our own stadium in front of our own supporters to get the season underway.

“It is crazy how the women’s game has developed over recent years and I am sure it is going to get even better.”

Bose, who will captain the side in 2019, became a Bull last year with the side enjoying Challenge Shield success to add to a trophy-laden spell under Mark Prescott.

This year sees 11 new signings bolster the squad, which will be headed by duo Kirsty Moroney and Beth Sutcliffe, and Bose is expecting a ‘fast and physical’ game.

“I am really excited to get going, we have quite a new squad and I am looking forward to seeing how the new girls fit in,” she said.

“There is a lot of history between the two sides and I am sure it will be a physical, fast flowing game and another close encounter.

“It is good to see the women’s game getting even more coverage. I have played for a long time and it has never been as good as it is now.”