BARLA Lions go live on the web

This Saturdays BARLA Great Britain Lions showdown against the full French international side is to be broadcast live over the Internet.

You can follow all the action in a rugby league special with Jonathan Parr on BBC Radio Cumbria's AM frequencies on 756, 837 & 1458 AM, or listen online worldwide, via the BBC Radio Cumbria website from 6.05pm GMT on Saturday night.

BARLA Lions Manager Neil Baxter has also announced that two players have had to withdraw from the squad. Skirlaugh's Phil Crane picked up a groin injury at the weekend and Paul Birdsall of Castleford Lock Lane has withdrawn due to personal reasons. The management have therefore decided to call up West Hull prop Gavin Last and will select the side from an 18-man squad.

The Squads;

BARLA Great Britain Lions:

Anthony Broadhead (Thornhill Trojans) Vice Captain Jon Cole (Woolston Rovers) Gavin Corfield (Wigan St Judes) Paul Davidson (Wath Brow Hornets) Tommy Goulden (Leigh Miners Rangers) Captain Gavin Last (West Hull) Terry Lynn (West Hull) John McMullen (Wigan St Judes) Darren Mitchell (Thatto Heath) Gary Mowforth (Cottingham Tigers) Eddie Robinson (Ellenborough Rangers) Matt Rogers (Eastmoor Dragons) Carl Rudd (Wath Brow Hornets) Scott Teare (Wath Brow Hornets) Phil Thacker (Skirlaugh) Paul Toole (Blackbrook) Gary Weymes (East Hull) Leigh Wingfield (Leigh East)

Mick Turner (Coach) Mick Swift (Assistant Coach) Trevor Wiseman (Physio) Neil Baxter (Team Manager)


Fourcade Abasse (St Gaudens) Frederic Banquet (Carcassonne) David Berthezene (UTC) Laurent Carrasco (Villeneuve) Florian Chaubet (Pia) Bouatou Coulibaly (St Gaudens) Fabrice Estebanez (Limoux) Djamel Fakir (UTC) David Ferriol (Limoux) Laurent Frayssinous (UTC) Romain Gagliazzo (UTC) Julien Gerin (Toulouse) Rachid Hechiche (Lyon) Jerome Hermet (Villeneuve) Christophe Moly (Carcassonne) Olivier Pramil (Toulouse) Sebastien Raguin (Toulouse) Mickel Van Snick (Villeneuve)

Herve Guiraud (Director) Ivan Greseque (Manager) Gilles Dumas (Coach) Lionel Garrigues (Assistant Coach) Philippe Roques (Doctor) Jean Claude Pignol (Physio)

BARLA GREAT BRITAIN v FRANCE Saturday 20th September 2003 The Recreation Ground, Whitehaven Kick Off: 6:30pm

Admission: ?4 - Concessions: ?1