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The BARLA Great Britain Young Lions will hold their last training session this weekend after announcing their final 20-man squad for the opening match of the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S) tour.
Young Lions Manager Joe Elliott is expecting a tough 80 minutes for his side, but is confident his players will be up to the test.
Elliott said, "We have prepared well and the boys are looking forward to the match."
He added, "As with all Australian sides we expect them to be a well organised and solid outfit, and with the experience they have in their coaching staff, nothing will be left to chance in their preparation."
The A.I.S squad arrive on British soil this weekend and are coached by former St. George and Warrington fullback Brian Johnson.
Another member of the tour party who is sure to have an influence is former Wigan and London Broncos boss John Monie.
BARLA Great Britain Young Lions
Richard Brown (Norland) Craig Cawthrey (Stanley Rangers) Lee Cosgrove (East Leeds) Paul Crook (Blackbrook) Matthew Foley (Blackbrook) Ben Gilbert (Shaw Cross) David Green (Hensingham) Ian Gwilliam (Blackbrook) Mark Leyden (Waterhead) Scott Lofthouse (Kells) Michael Munroe (Waterhead) Liam Morley (Thornhill) Tim Norfolk (East Leeds) Sean O'Neil (Wigan St Patricks) Martin Ridyard (Leigh Miners) Alex Rowe (London Broncos) Shaun Selby (Wigan St Patricks) Leighton Smith (Widnes St Maries) Chris Tyrer (Blackbrook) Ben Watkin (East Leeds)
Joe Elliott (Manager) Tommy Taylor (Assitant Manager) Carl Briscoe (Coach) Steve Hunt (Assistant Coach) Tommy Graffin (Physio)
Australian Institute Of Sport
Brett Anderson Scott Anderson James Ambusson Daniel Backo Nathan Berry Greg Eastwood Shane Eastwood Greg Fenwick Chris Houston Ben Lowe James McManus Kane Morgan Brendan Ovens Anthony Perkins Thomas Potae Joel Reddy Ryan Shortland Mitchell Smith Peter Taylor Michael Watton Colin Wilkie Daniel Williams
Brian Johnson John Monie Col Matthews Terry Gilogley Ken Michalopoulos Peter O'Sullivan
Thursday 27th November v BARLA Great Britain Young Lions at Robin Park Arena, Wigan Kick Off: 7.30pm Sunday 30th November v St. Helens U18 at Knowsley Road, St Helens RLFC Kick Off: 3.00pm Test 1 Friday 5th December v England U17 at South Leeds Stadium, Leeds Kick Off: TBA Test 2 Wednesday 10th November v England U17 at Lionheart Stadium, Featherstone Kick Off: TBA