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BARLA Great Britain Lions Manager Neil Baxter has announced the squad numbers for the tour of Australia.
The Lions set off "down under" this Saturday and held their last training session at Shaw Cross ARLFC, at the weekend.
Baxter said, "The side have had a training session at the weekend and are all looking fit and well. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and returning home with the trophy we won in Australia in 1998 and retained in this country in 2002"
The Lions begin the tour with a match at the legendary Brookvale Oval against a Manly A Grade Rep Side.
Players 1 Alex Bretherton (Thornhill) 2 Anthony Broadhead (Thornhill) 3 Gavin Corfield (Wigan St Judes) 4 Lawrence Wildbore (West Hull) 5 Paul Davidson (Wath Brow Hornets) 6 Mark Deans (Wath Brow Hornets) 7 Paul Egan (Wigan St Patricks) 8 Dave Goddard (The Army) 9 Tommy Goulden (Leigh Miners Rangers) 10 Carl Hughes (Stanley Rangers) 11 Carl Jones (Wigan St Patricks) 12 Daniel Kilshaw (Leigh East) 13 Gavin Last (West Hull) 14 Chris Lee (West Hull) 15 Ashley Lindsey (Shaw Cross) 16 Terry Lynn (West Hull) 17 John McMullen (Wigan St Judes) 18 Gary Weymes (East Hull) 19 David Price (Leigh Miners Rangers) 20 Paul Raftery (Eccles & Salford Juniors) 21 Matthew Rogers (Eastmoor) 22 Carl Rudd (Wath Brow Hornets) 23 Scott Teare (Wath Brow Hornets) 24 Paul Toole (Blackbrook) 25 Daniel Tyrell (Oldham St Annes) 26 Lee Wingfield (Leigh East)
Management Neil Baxter (Manager) Carl Sanderson (Assistant Manager) Mick Turner (Coach) Chris Middlehurst (Assistant Coach) Trevor Wiseman (Physio) Steve Manning (PRO)
Australia Tour 2004 Fixtures
Game 1 - Tuesday 22nd June v Manly A Grade Rep Side Manly, Sydney Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 2 - Saturday 26th June v South West Metro Waratahs Hillier Oval, Liverpool, Sydney Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 3 - Saturday 3rd July v Redfern All Blacks Redfern Oval, Redfern, Sydney Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 4 - Saturday 10th July v 1st TEST Kitchener Oval, Gunnedah Country, NSW Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 5 - Wednesday 14th July v Grafton Rebels McKittrick Oval, Grafton Country, NSW Kick Off: 7.00pm
Game 6 - Saturday 17th July v 2nd TEST Carrera Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland Kick Off: 3.00pm