Baxter names BARLA U23's squad

BARLA Great Britain U23s Manager Neil Baxter has announced his squad for the forthcoming games against the Combined Services and their Australian counterparts.

The BARLA squads first training session will be held at Eccles ARLFC on Wednesday 15th October and then on 22nd October 2003 at 6.30pm.

The annual clash with the Combined Services takes place at HMS Caledonia on Saturday 25th October, whilst the game against the Australian Combined Services is part of a tour by the Australian side.

BARLA Great Britain U23s:

Oliver Fairbank (Elland) Shaun Boylan (Ince Rose Bridge) Carl Hughes (Stanley Rangers) Danny Kilshaw (Leigh East) Paul Egan (Wigan St Patricks) Chris Stockton (Castleford Lock Lane) Lawrence Wildbore (West Hull) Darren Block (Egremont) Craig Calvert (Wath Brow) John Woods (Leigh East) Dean Bragg (Kells) Mark Deans (Wath Brow) Mark Troughton (Wath Brow) John Taylor (Leigh East) Steve Warburton (Leigh Miners Rangers) Gary Middlehurst (Halton Simms Cross) Alex Bretherton (Thornhill) Chris Mellor (Woolston Rovers) Carl Jones (Wigan St Patricks)

Neil Baxter (Manager) Jimmy Taylor (Coach) Kevin Thompson (Assistant Coach) Steve Thompson (Physio)


v Combined Services 25th October 2003 at HMS Caledonia Kick-Off 1.00pm

v Australian Combined Services 8th November 2003 at Robin Park Arena, Wigan Kick-Off 2.00pm

Great Britain Amateurs Selection Festival:

At Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC Saturday 18th October 2003 BARLA v Student Rugby League, 1.00 p.m. Combined Services v Four Nations Select, 2.30pm.

BARLA Great Britain Lions Manager Neil Baxter has announced his squad for the inaugural Great Britain Amateurs Selection Festival.

For the first time teams representing the Student Rugby League, the Combined Services Rugby League and a Four Nations Select have been invited to participate in the inaugural Great Britain Amateurs Selection Festival, to be held on Saturday 18th October 2003 at Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC.

The event will facilitate talent identification for the BARLA Great Britain Lions, thereby ensuring a pathway of progression for all amateur players. The BARLA Great Britain Lions play a crucial role on the international Rugby League scene and will be touring Australia in summer 2004.

BARLA Great Britain Squad:

Anthony Broadhead (Thornhill Trojans) Jon Cole (Woolston Rovers) Gavin Corfield (Wigan St Judes) Phil Crane (Skirlaugh) Paul Davidson (Wath Brow Hornets) Tommy Goulden (Leigh Miners Rangers) 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) Gary Weymes (East Hull) Leigh Wingfield (Leigh East)