FRANCE has named a squad of players entirely from their domestic competition to try and win the inaugural European Nations Cup, which will be contested at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday November 16. The side, which whilst still strong, is far from the Chanticleers strongest will need a big performance in order to knock off the very talented and high flying England A side.
IT may have been a predictable final even months before the tournament actually kicked off, and whilst Ireland and Scotland went very close to causing an upset and knocking the French out of the tournament, the Chanticleers have made the final of the inaugural European Nations Cup, taking on the English rising stars at Warrington's Wilderspool Stadium.
DAVID Waite has been brutal and honest in his post match interview after Great Britain and Ireland threw away another chance of victory over the Australian Kangaroos.
ADRIAN Morley has been having a pretty good run of luck at the judiciary of late, being cleared to play for the Third Think! Don?t Drink Drive Ashes Test Match at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield despite being put on report by Tim Mander for a high tackle on North Queensland player, Matt Sing.
CONTROVERSY was one way to put the opening minute of the first Think! Don?t Drink Drive Ashes Test Match at JJB Stadium with Great Britain and Ireland?s Adrian Morley sent off after just 12 seconds for a high tackle on Robbie Kearns. The tackle, which was a very serious one, and deserved to be sent off, showed the pressure of the match, with Morley having a brain explosion.
FORMER Lions captain, the late Alan Prescott will be honoured in the highest way with the Rugby Football League commissioning an exclusive silver medal in his name to be awarded to the 'Man of the Series' in the Think! Road Safety Ashes Test Series.
FORMER Great Britain Lions captain, Garry Schofield has said the 2003 team has no chance of ending the drought and stealing ?The Ashes? off the touring Australian Kangaroos outfit.
DAVID Waite has named a side with the potential of defeating the Australians in the inaugural Think! Don?t Drink Drive Test Match at Wigan?s JJB Stadium which will be played in front of a sell out crowd. It has been a long time since the Lions have been able to name a side which actually looks competitive in all its positions, and whilst there are problems with it, and areas which Australia has key advantages in, this side has the potential to match the Kangaroos for 80 minutes.
WELSH Dragons coach, Neil Kelly, has delayed his sections for the match against England A this weekend at Headingley Leeds whilst he waits to find out on the fitness of Justin Morgan. The match is of a very high significance, with the winner going into the final which will be played a Wilderspool in Warrington against either Scotland or France.
THE Rugby Football League have secured another big name sponsor for this years Think! Road Safety Ashes Test Series with multi-national firm, Cadbury becoming an official partner. Cadbury will be giving away more than 35,000 Cadbury Dairy Milk bars to the fans that attend the three test matches which will be played in Wigan, Hull and Huddersfield over November, as well have provided a significant financial contribution which will go a long way to ensuring the RFL make a profit from the series.