TWO rugby players from Keighley have helped England’s women to success in their respective codes.

Ellie Kildunne has made a stunning start to her rugby union international career with three tries in her first two games, while Jess Courtman helped England’s league side get off to a flying start in the World Cup in Australia.

Kildunne came on as a replacement and got on the scoresheet as England romped to a 79-5 victory over Canada in the first match of the series last Friday.

The former Keighley RUFC junior, who is a former Woodhouse Grove School pupil, claimed the final try.

Fellow debutant Jessica Breach scored an incredible six tries.

Kildunne’s performance earned her a start in Tuesday’s second game and she celebrated with two stunning tries as England triumphed 49-12.

Having caught the eye with her impressive running which brought her a try in the first half, she rounded off England’s scoring after the break with a stunning 60-metre solo effort.

Meanwhile, Courtman was in the England rugby league side who romped to a 36-8 opening victory over Papua New Guinea in Sydney.

She was one of eight Bradford Bulls in the side as Bulls club-mate Amy Hardcastle scored a stunning try.

Courtman was also in the team as England lost their second game 38-0 to hosts Australia at the same venue.

She was on the bench for the third game against the Cook Islands, which saw England lose 22-16 as Hardcastle, Emma Slowe and Kayleigh Bulman scored tries.

Despite their defeat, England did enough to qualify for the semi-finals thanks to a superior points difference to the Cook Islands.

They will now face New Zealand in the last four on Sunday.