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London Broncos will tonight play a team of representatives from other leading clubs in the south of England at Woollams, the home of St Albans Centurions, based on Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts.
The Barbarians' players will come from various southeast clubs, including the capital's second professional rugby league club, London Skolars, and National League 3 clubs St Albans Centurions, Hemel Stags and South London Storm, as well as from some Summer Conference clubs.
The game will kick off at 7.30pm.
Tony Rea has elected to use the same (all British) team that started the match last Sunday against Wigan Warriors. He commented: "It's a very important hit-out for us as it will be our final game before we kick off the new season.
I think it's tremendous that the game down here is now in such a position as to be able to stage such a fixture. It speaks volumes for the growth of our sport in the south."
Supporters heading to the game are advised that, due to road works on the A1081 out of St Albans, there is now a new route to take to get to Woollams.
Travelling on the M1 come off at Junction 9 Take the A5183 back towards St Albans At the 1st MAIN roundabout turn left towards Harpendon on the B487 As you approach Harpendon there is a roundabout with the White Horse Pub just before it, turn RIGHT onto the A1081 to St Albans The ground is now approx. 2 miles down the road on the left.
Tickets for the Barbarians game will be sold at ?5 on the gate.
Starting team: Paul Sykes, Jon Wells (Wakefield), Andrew Mc Nally (Castleford), Rob Jackson, John Kirkpatrick (St Helens), Rob Purdham, Lee Sanderson (Leigh), Andrew Brocklehurst (Halifax), Neil Budworth, Francis Stephenson, Tommy Haughey, Joe Mbu, Radney Bowker (Rochdale)
Substitutes: Mitch Stringer (Sheffield), Steve Trindall, Steele Retchless, Andrew Hart (South Sydney), Jim Dymock, Nigel Roy, Dennis Moran, Mark O'Halloran (Wests Tigers)
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