COACH Brian Noble insists Great Britain will be better prepared for next week's Tri-Nations clash with Australia after making a losing start to its campaign last night.
TOUR match held on 25 October 2006 at Derwent Park, Whitehaven.Cumbria 28 (Gardner, Sice, Calvert, Finch tries, Rudd 6 goals) defeated Tonga 16 (Koloi, Mateo, Makisi tries, Mateo 2 goals). Attendance: 1,639. Weather: heavy rain. Half-time Cumbria 20-12. Cumbria: Wilson, Calvert, Eilbeck, Harrison, Gardner, Rudd, Finch, Jackson, Mattinson, Vaughan, Whitehead, McDermott, McAvoy. Replacements: Sice, Burgess, Beaumont, HillTonga: Sinisa, Richer, Makisi, Pangai, Koloi, Mateo, Foliaki, Cocker, Fukofuka, Moa, Falemaka, Moimoi, Faaoso. Replacements: Hansen, Kingi, Halepio, Liku. (Martin Marsella injured an ankle in training.)Source: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/sport/viewarticle.aspx?id=427646
ENGLAND play Tonga at 3pm at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday 29th October, in the second round of the Federation Shield.
THE Atlantic Group qualifying for the Rugby League World Cup comes down to one game this Saturday, when the USA Tomahawks take on the Japan Samurais with the winner progressing to next year?s repecharge round to decide the remaining tenth spot in the 2008 World Cup finals.
LEBANON and Russia meet on neutral soil on Saturday in London to play the latest game in the European Group qualifiers for the 2008 World Cup Finals. This Lebanon home game was transferred due to recent hostilities in that country and will be played at 1:00pm at New River Stadium, home of National League Two team London Skolars. The return match will be hosted by Russia in October 2007.
AN international friendly is being played in Athens this Saturday between Greece and Serbia. This will be the first international Rugby League game to be played in Greece, with hopes that it will boost popularity and interest for a regular domestic rugby league competition to run in Athens.Trials were held in Athens for Greek players on Saturday, and players from Australia, England & South Africa will also be representing for the Greek team. John Skandalis has been in Greece to promote the game however he will not be playing for the team this time, but several of the players from Greece?s recent game against Fiji in Sydney will be linking up with the domestic players.The Serbian side is mixture of experienced players who have played for Serbia in the Euro B Nations Cup and World Cup Qualifiers, as well as the best young players who played in the Under-19s European Nations Cup earlier this year. There are a few debutants, and some more new players were due to attend training with the squad before the Serbians left for Athens.The Serbian squad left Belgrade on Thursday and will arrive in Athens on Friday morning. The Serbian warm-up squad was named as follows:1. Ivan Antic2. Ivan Mitic3. Milan Djordjevic4. Mate Granic5. Zoran Pesic6. Marko Zebeljan7. Nenad Grbic8. Igor Minevski9. Mario Milosavljevic10. Dalibor Vukanovic11. Soni Radovanovic12. Nenad Tomic13. Milos Kucancanin14. Branko Vojvodic15. Radoslav Novakovic16. Nemanja Babic17. Jovan Vujosevic18. Haris Dajc19. Dimitris DajcCoach: Marko JankovicCoach Assistant: Jovan VujosevicThanks to members of the International section of the Front Row Forum at http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/ for information regarding this match.
IN horrendous weather conditions in England's North West last night, the Cumbrian regional side recorded a 28-16 victory over a below-strength Tonga side at Derwent Park.
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has named his side for the first Tri-Nations hit-out against New Zealand in Christchurch this Saturday.
JOHNATHAN Thurston is expected to be replaced by Ben Hornby at halfback for Australia's Tri-Nations match against Great Britain on Saturday week.
KIWIS coach Brian McClennan has made several changes to his side for Saturday?s Test Match against Great Britain in Christchurch.