Boylan to lead from the front

BARLA Great Britain U23s Manager Neil Baxter has announced that Ince Rose Bridge's Shaun Boylan will again lead the BARLA side in Saturday's game against the touring Australian Combined Services at Robin Park Arena.

After the BARLA outfits 42-16 success against the Combined Services in Scotland last week, Baxter is looking to complete a unique double.

He said, "We held our final training session last night and will select the line up for Saturday's game shortly."

He added, "The lads produced a great display up in Scotland against the Combined Services and I am confident we can come away with another victory on Saturday."

Coach Jimmy Taylor has the full 18-man squad to choose from as Danny Kilshaw (Leigh East) is available after suspension.

Officials are confident that a healthy crowd will be in attendance as the game is been played next to the JJB Stadium and takes place only a few hours before the first Ashes Test between Great Britain and Australia.

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)