Touring Lions Make Series Debut on Gold Coast

THE 2008 Quad Series will contain a strong international flavour when it kicks off on the Gold Coast tomorrow.

The inclusion of the Great Britain Community Lions has added extra spice to the prestigious representative tournament, which features eight matches to be played over a two-week period on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Host team the Queensland Rangers joins the GB Community Lions, NSW Country and a Jim Beam Cup representative side in the race for the title.

Queensland Rugby League (QRL) Chairman John McDonald said the series was designed to provide representative opportunities for grassroots players.