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Leeds Akademiks forward Dave Norcross will have the chance to help restore some British pride when GB Students take on their Australian counterparts at Dewsbury on Wednesday night. The 'Academic Ashes' get underway at Ram Stadium (kick off 7.30pm) with Norcross likely to play a prominent role in GB coach Gary Wilkinson's pack. 'Knocker's' appearances for the Akkies during the 2004 season were limited because of his commitments with the GB train-on squad but he is certain to be well supported by his clubmates on Wednesday night and in Sunday's second Test at Warrington. Commenting on the games, Student Rugby League Manager Matt Jeffery said: ?The Australian team have been on tour in the UK for several weeks now and have already are in good form but we know that the GB students are extremely well prepared and so it should be a tremendous contest.
?I would advise any fans who want to see some entertaining Rugby League to come along and see these guys going head to head?.
Jeffery added: ?Both teams will be showing tremendous levels of commitment and the skill levels will be good also.
?The GB side are highly motivated so we can certainly expect two passionate encounters?.
Student Rugby League?s December Internationals
Wednesday 15th December 2004 Great Britain Students v Australia Students New Crown Flatt, Dewsbury KO 7.30pm Admission ?3 with programme
Sunday 19th December 2004 Great Britain Students v Australia Students The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington KO 5.00pm Admission ?5 with programme