YORK City Knights Ladies will go into Group One of next season's Women's Super League competition after finishing last season in the top five.

The Betfred Women’s Super League will expand again in 2022 after the pandemic delayed planned expansion to 12 teams in 2021.

Barrow Raiders and Leigh Miners Rangers, who finished first and second in the Women’s RL Championship in 2021, have been promoted to join the 10 BWSL clubs, of which there were just four when the competition was launched in 2017.

Huddersfield Giants, who won the BWSL Shield on Grand Finals Day at Emerald Headingley in October after the 10-team competition split into two groups of five midway through the season, have earned promotion to a six-team Group One in 2022.

They will be joined by the top five from 2021 – Wigan Warriors, Castleford Tigers, York, Leeds Rhinos and champions St Helens.

Barrow and Leigh Miners will be joined in Group Two by Bradford Bulls, Featherstone Rovers, Wakefield Trinity and Warrington Wolves.

There will be promotion and relegation between the groups – one up, one down at the end of the 2022 season.

Thomas Brindle, the BWSL General Manager, said: “The Betfred Women’s Super League, like women’s and girls’ rugby league more generally, continues to be a good-news expansion story for the sport."

The fixture list for next season's Women's Super League will be published in the coming months.