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BARLA Great Britain Lions coach Mick Turner has named his side for Saturday's Test match against the Australian Aboriginals at the Kitchener Oval, Gunnedah.
Turner gave his thoughts on team selection and the forthcoming Test match. He said, "I feel we have the strongest possible Test side that we could have out and it's down to the lads now to prove me right. Spirits are good and we can't wait for the match now. The lads who have missed out have all taken it well but unfortunately we can only pick seventeen. The rest of the squad will be there on Saturday and helping out during the game."
The Lions are coming into form for the most important game of the tour. Manager Neil Baxter and coach Mick Turner realise the enormity of the task ahead and are desperate to repeat the success of Mick Turners' side in 1998, when his team won the one off Test match 18-16 to capture the Perpetual Trophy. Since then BARLA have held the trophy and will once again be determined to keep hold of it.
BARLA Great Britain Lions
1 Loz Wildbore (West Hull) 2 Chris Lee (West Hull) 3 Gavin Corfield (Wigan St Judes) 4 Paul Egan (Wigan St Patricks) 5 Carl Jones (Wigan St Patricks) 6 Danny Kilshaw (Leigh East) 7 Terry Lynn (West Hull) 8 Scott Teare (Wath Brow Hornets) 9 Gary Weymes (East Hull) 10 Paul Davidson (Wath Brow Hornets) 11 Anthony Broadhead (Thornhill Trojans) 12 Dave Patterson (Leigh Miners Rangers) 13 Tommy Goulden (Leigh Miners Rangers) Capt.
Subs from: 14 Mark Deans (Wath Brow Hornets) 15 Dave Goddard (Army) 16 Gavin Last (West Hull) 17 Ashley Lindsey (Shaw Cross) 18 John McMullen (Wigan St Judes) 19 Matt Rogers (Eastmoor) 20 Carl Rudd (Wath Brow Hornets) 21 Paul Toole (Blackbrook) 22 Lee Wingfield (Leigh East)
Australia Tour 2004 Fixtures
Game 1 - Tuesday 22nd June 10 v 22 Manly-Warringah A Grade Rep Side Manly, Sydney Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 2 - Saturday 26th June 30 v 36 South West Metro Waratahs Hillier Oval, Liverpool, Sydney Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 3 - Saturday 3rd July 52 v 12 Redfern All Blacks Erskinville Oval, Erskinville, Sydney Kick Off: 2.30pm
Game 4 - Saturday 10th July v Australian Aboriginals - TEST MATCH Kitchener Oval, Gunnedah Country, NSW Kick Off: 3.30pm
Game 5 - Wednesday 14th July v Combined North Coast Kempsey, NSW Kick Off: 3.00pm
Game 6 - Saturday 17th July v Combined Police/Corrective Services Venue TBA, Sydney Kick Off: 4.00pm