LONDON Broncos have named their squad for their final friendly of pre-season against London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night. Only Australian forward Mat Toshack is definitely out through injury. All the stars, including skipper Jim Symock and try-scorer supreme Dennis Moran are expected to play.
1 Paul Sykes
2 Jon Wells
3 Nigel Roy
4 Mark O'Halloran
5 John Kirkpatrick
6 Robert Purdham
7 Dennis Moran
8 Francis Stephenson
9 Neil Budworth
10 Steve Trindall
11 Mat Toshack
12 Steele Retchless
13 Jim Dymock
14 Andrew Brocklehurst
15 Mitchell Stringer
16 Joe Mbu
17 Tommy Haughey
18 Andrew Hart
19 Dave Highton
20 Radney Bawker
21 Rob Jackson
22 Lee Sanderson
23 Lee Greenwood
24 Andy McNally
After a training session at St Albans on Sunday, coach Peter Tonkin selected 22 players which will be reduced to 20 for the game tonight. They represent six different teams from the south-east and include several interesting names, not least Skolars' Vietnamese half-back Huy Lee.
Of the St Albans players, hooker Richard Smith captained the RLC Lionhearts last year; Matt Thomas used to play for the Broncos academy; Adam Cox played second grade for Adelaide Rams; Dene Miller was in the NL3 2003 Dream Team;
Graeme Lumley and Alex Murphy made their debuts in our Powergen Challenge Cup defeat at Birkenshaw and Alex hopes to be watched by his cousin, Penrith Panthers star Luke Rooney, tonight! Penrith play Bradford in the World Club Challenge tomorrow.
ALL SET FOR CLASH OF THE TITANS
ST ALBANS CENTURIONS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB have been invited by the organisers of the MX9s (Middlesex Nines) competition to host one of two MX9s qualifying events at their Woollams ground on Sunday 16 May 2004.
LONDON Broncos romped to a 98-0 win over the London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night with a magnificent show of rugby league. The local side, comprised of players from National League 3 and 2 teams, was blown out of sight once the game had been held up for two floodlight failures caused by local power surges.
ST Albans has a week before the London Broncos stampede into town for their historic friendly against a London Barbarians XIII at Woollams. The game , next Thursday 12 February at 7.30pm, is certain to attract the biggest crowd ever for a rugby league match in St Albans and probably the biggest in Hertfordshire since Australia thrashed Samoa in the World Cup quarter-final at Watford in 2000.
ST Albans Centurions will play host to a star-studded London Broncos team on Thursday 12 February in easily the most glamorous game the National League Three side have ever hosted.
JANUARY 9 marks a very special anniversary for US sport although few Americans will know about it. For it was on 9 January 1954 that a USA team played their first ever rugby league international. The touring Americans were hammered 31-0 by France fifty years ago today at the famous Parc de Princes Stadium in Paris, in front of a crowd of 20,000.
ST Albans Centurions will celebrate the New Year knowing that their biggest challenge yet awaits in 2004 - making progress. Having improved hugely over the last two years, going within one kick of winning the Eastern Division of the RL Conference in 2002 then making the huge step up to National League 3 in 2003 and shocking the rugby league world by finishing fourth, St Albans have it all to do to keep on an upward curve.
THE majority of last season's National League 3 surprise package return for St Albans Centurions on Saturday when they make their bow in the Powergen Rugby League Challenge Cup, 106 years after the competition started!
POWERGEN Rugby League Challenge Cup First Round