YORK City Knights Ladies have two players in for the Woman of Steel award.

Rhiannion Marshall and Sinead Peach are in the running for the award, which will be presented alongside the Steve Prescott Man of Steel on Sky Sports on October 4.

The Knights have the joint-most players going for the award, with St Helens also having two nominees in captain Jodie Cunningham and Emily Rudge, the England skipper.

Teenage Leeds Rhinos centre Fran Goldthorp makes up the five-strong shortlist.

Both Marshall and Peach moved to York in May from Castleford Tigers.

Marshall, a strong and skilful loose forward, as well as an impressive goalkicker, is aiming to reach her third consecutive Grand Final with three different clubs.

Hard-working and creative hooker Peach scored the Knights’ only try of the 2021 Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final against St Helens.

The Woman of Steel award was introduced in 2018, with Castleford’s Georgia Roche the first winner, followed by the Leeds captain Courtney Winfield-Hill in 2019.

There was no award in 2020.

Players are judged on their impact on the season and the successes of their teams, as well their personal improvement, and their attitude and commitment.

All five contenders will be in action in the Betfred Women's Super League semi-finals on Sunday afternoon, when St Helens face Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos take on York City Knights in a double-header at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Both games are live on Sky Sports in another first for women’s rugby league.

The winners will meet in the BWSL Grand Final at Headingley on Sunday, October 10, also to be shown live on Sky Sports. Tickets are available now.