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London Broncos Name Squad
London Broncos have named their squad for their final friendly of pre-season against London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night. Only Australian forward Mat Toshack is definitely out through injury. All the stars, including skipper Jim Symock and try-scorer supreme Dennis Moran are expected to play. 1 Paul Sykes 2 Jon Wells 3 Nigel Roy 4 Mark O'Halloran 5 John Kirkpatrick 6 Robert Purdham 7 Dennis Moran 8 Francis Stephenson 9 Neil Budworth 10 Steve Trindall 11 Mat Toshack 12 Steele Retchless 13 Jim Dymock 14 Andrew Brocklehurst 15 Mitchell Stringer 16 Joe Mbu 17 Tommy Haughey 18 Andrew Hart 19 Dave Highton 20 Radney Bawker 21 Rob Jackson 22 Lee Sanderson 23 Lee Greenwood 24 Andy McNally After a training session at St Albans on Sunday, coach Peter Tonkin selected 22 players which will be reduced to 20 for the game tonight. They represent six different teams from the south-east and include several interesting names, not least Skolars' Vietnamese half-back Huy Lee. Of the St Albans players, hooker Richard Smith captained the RLC Lionhearts last year; Matt Thomas used to play for the Broncos academy; Adam Cox played second grade for Adelaide Rams; Dene Miller was in the NL3 2003 Dream Team; Graeme Lumley and Alex Murphy made their debuts in our Powergen Challenge Cup defeat at Birkenshaw and Alex hopes to be watched by his cousin, Penrith Panthers star Luke Rooney, tonight! Penrith play Bradford in the World Club Challenge tomorrow.
Here are the 22 in positional order (numbers will be announced over PA);
Barry John Swindells - Fullback - Hemel Stags Charlie Oyebade - Fullback - London Skolars Micheal Okwusogu - Wing - London Skolars Joel Osbourne - Wing - London Skolars Gavin Caloo - Wing - South London Storm Carl Zaacharow - Centre - South London Storm Dene Miller - Centre - St Albans Centurions Phil Aiken - Centre - Hemel Stags Ed Bayliss - Centre - London Skolars Matt Thomas - Centre - St Albans Centurions Huy Lee - Stand off/Hooker - London Skolars Sam Bradnock -Half/Standoff - London Skolars Dave Harries - Half/Stand off - West London Sharks Al Rideout - Prop - South London Storm Mark Manito - Prop - Hemel Stags Alex Murphy - Prop - St Albans Centurions Richard Smith - Hooker - St Albans Centurions Brendan Cook - Prop/2ndrow - Ipswich Jets Stephen Green - 2nd row - London Skolars Graham Lumley - 2ndrow - St Albans Centurions Adam Cox - Loose forward - St Albans Centurions Mark Cantoni - Loose forward - London Skolars
TRAFFIC WARNING! Fans flocking to see London Broncos take on the London Barbarians at St Albans Centurions' Woollams ground on Thursday night are warned to set off early. Due to roadworks outside the ground, there are diversions in place. The event starts at 6pm with the curtain-raiser Powergen Champion Schools game between Cavendish and Feltham Under-12s before the Super League stars take on the best of the rest of the south-east at 7.30pm.
Woollams is on the A1081 between St Albans and Harpenden. Routes south are clear from Luton and Harpenden.
DIRECTIONS TO WOOLLAMS:
Fans travelling. From St Albans city centre: take the Redbourn Road (instead of Harpenden Road) and turn right at roundabout towards Harpenden on B487. Go past Harpenden RFC and at junction with St AlbansRoad A1081, turn right. Woollams is a couple of miles along on the left.
From the North: Junction 9 M1 at Redbourn - take A5183 Dunstable Road south towards St Albans. After half a mile, turn left B487 at roundabout towards Harpenden. Past Harpenden RFC and at junction with St Albans Road A1081, turn right. Woollams is a couple of miles along on the left.
From the South: Take M1 to Junction 6a. A405 North Orbital Road towards St Albans. At roundabout with Shell garage and Noke Hotel take left fork to Chiswell Green B4630. Once in St Albans, turn left At King Harry PH along King Harry Lane. Turn right at roundabout down Bluehouse Hill A4147 Hemel Hempstead Road. At first roundabout, turn left for Redbourn Road A5183. After about three miles turn right down at roundabout towards Harpenden B487. Past Harpenden RFC and at junction with St Albans Road A1081, turn right. Woollams is a couple of miles along on the left.