SAINTS Women rugby league players are among the frontline workers helping to keep the country in action during the coronavirus pandemic.

With the women’s Super League game not yet offering full-time playing opportunities, many of the Saints players hold down jobs which are keeping them busy as well as keeping fit at home for when the season can finally get underway.

Hannah Goodburn, Lizzie Gladman and Rebecca Avenall are all NHS staff members.

Goodburn is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist at East Lancashire Trust; Gladman is a senior physio at Northwest Regional Spinal Injuries Unit, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust; while Avenell , a student nurse in The Army has been re-deployed by the NHS to Critical Care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for the next six months.

Dawn Akrigg, meanwhile, is a police officer in Runcorn, Rhianna Burke is working in a supermarket, while head coach Dek Hardman and Naomi Williams are working for companies who are producing essential items.

England captain Emily Rudge, Isabelle Rudge, Sarah Harrison, Faye Gaskin,and Zoe Harris are all continuing to either work in schools or youth centres caring for NHS workers’ children during the pandemic.