Steven
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Lions look rusty against New Zealanders

THE importance of warm up games was shown last night when a very rusty Great Britain and Ireland squad took on New Zealand A at Headingley for the Lions only warm up game before next weeks first Think! Don?t Drink Drive Test Match against the Australian Kangaroos.

Les Blues do their nation proud against Kangaroos

A young, and relatively inexperience French side has held their head high against the Australian Kangaroos, only going down 34 ? 10 despite limited preparation and being against a far more professional outfit in front of a near sell out crowd of 7,813 at Stade Albert Domec ? Carcassonne.

French side named to tackle Australia

FRANCE have named their squad for the clash against the visiting Australian Kangaroos, as part of the European league of the 2003 Philips Kangaroo Tour. The squad, which contains some of the best talent in French Rugby League, will in fact not be a ?test? side, rather a French National Select XIII.

Great Britain and Ireland squad named

GREAT Britain and Ireland have named their squad for the 2003 ?Think! Don?t Drink Drive? Ashes series this November. For the first time ever in the history of the Lions, an Irishman will take the field, with former Dublin Blues and Gaelic footballer, Brian Carney being selected in the side.

International season off to brilliant start

THE club season may just be over, and the international season just beginning, but already we have seen some fantastic football, and proof that the game on the international level is expanding. The international season kicked off last Wednesday when a near full strength French side was simply too good for the visiting New Zealand Maori outfit, recording a 28 ? 16 victory in Carcassonne.

PNG Presidents XIII defeats Junior Kangaroos

THE PNG based Presidents XIII has recorded a thin 24 ? 22 victory over the visiting Junior Kangaroos in the second match at Lloyd Robson Oval. The Australian based PNG Presidents XIII lost to the Junior Kangaroos 22 ? 18 in Darwin on Wednesday, with the short time the side had spent together meaning the difference between the two sides, with the Junior Kangaroos coming off a two match series against the New Zealanders.

Cumbria call for more internationals

CUMBRIA coach, Gary Chambers, has called upon the Rugby Football League to make Cumbria play international games every year after the huge success of the side?s clash against New Zealand A. Cumbria which hasn?t played for nine years, with its last clash being against the Australian Kangaroos back in 1994 drew a healthy crowd of 4,124 to Whitehaven's Recreation Ground for the match, and they weren?t disappointed with the thrilling display put on the field.

International season off to brilliant start

THE club season may just be over, and the international season just beginning, but already we have seen some fantastic football, and proof that the game on the international level is expanding. The international season kicked off last Wednesday when a near full strength French side was simply too good for the visiting New Zealand Maori outfit, recording a 28 ? 16 victory in Carcassonne.

PNG Presidents XIII defeats Junior Kangaroos

THE PNG based Presidents XIII has recorded a thin 24 ? 22 victory over the visiting Junior Kangaroos in the second match at Lloyd Robson Oval. The Australian based PNG Presidents XIII lost to the Junior Kangaroos 22 ? 18 in Darwin on Wednesday, with the short time the side had spent together meaning the difference between the two sides, with the Junior Kangaroos coming off a two match series against the New Zealanders.

Cumbria call for more internationals

CUMBRIA coach, Gary Chambers, has called upon the Rugby Football League to make Cumbria play international games every year after the huge success of the side?s clash against New Zealand A. Cumbria which hasn?t played for nine years, with its last clash being against the Australian Kangaroos back in 1994 drew a healthy crowd of 4,124 to Whitehaven's Recreation Ground for the match, and they weren?t disappointed with the thrilling display put on the field.

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