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BARLA Great Britain International Manger Mick Turner has announced an initial twenty nine man squad which will reduce to twenty six for the BARLA Great Britain Lions Unison Perth Tour in June.

He has also named Yorkshire and Skirlaugh prop forward Trevor Penrose as captain of the Lions side.

The Lions fly ‘Down Under’ on the 6th June and will play four games before they return on the 27th June. The highlight of the tour will be a game against a Western Australia Select side being played as a curtain raiser to the NRL clash between Russell Crowe’s South Sydney and Brisbane Broncos in front of over 20,000 spectators.

BARLA Great Britain International Manager Mick Turner,

“I have named a twenty nine man squad for the Unison Perth Tour and this will be reduced to twenty six when the Lions leave these shores in June. There are a number of training sessions before the final squad is named and the coaching and medical staff will have an input as we cannot afford to take injured players on a tour of this magnitude.

“I have been in constant dialogue with rugby league parties in Perth and as a result the highlight of the tour will the Lions final game against Western Australia Select side being played as a curtain raiser to the NRL clash between Russell Crowe’s South Sydney and Brisbane Broncos in front of over 20,000 spectators. It will be the biggest audience that all the players have played in front of to date in their careers.

“I have named Trevor Penrose as captain of the squad. The Yorkshire and Skirlaugh prop forward is a former BARLA Open Age Player of the Year and has a vast amount of international experience having come through the BARLA International Pathway and toured South Africa and the South Pacific and Dubai previously. His dedication and enthusiasm is there for all to see and he will be able to pass on all his experience and advice.

“Ryan Fieldhouse is in the squad and is finishing is commitments with Leigh East before turning professional. If other people at all ages did the same the Amateur game would be a lot more stable.

“As with all BARLA tours we are always looking for sponsors to take the burden of the cost away from the players and we thank Unison for their continued support. Should any further companies wish to be involved we would welcome their support.”

The Squad:

1 Trevor Penrose Skirlaugh Captain
2 Stuart Smith Skirlaugh
3 Michael Johnson Skirlaugh
4 Chris Walker Oulton Raiders
5 Shaun Squires Shaw Cross Sharks
6 Patrick Foulstone Shaw Cross Sharks
7 Rhys Davies Egremont Rangers
8 John Paul Brocklebank Egremont Rangers
9 Scott Lofthouse Kells
10 Tom Bradbury Leigh Miners Rangers
11 Adam Thomason Leigh Miners Rangers
12 Tom Radley West Hull
13 Sam Radford West Hull
14 Tom Sibley Millom
15 Mick Randall Halton Simms Cross
16 Lee Fewlass Myton Warriors
17 Carl Booth Skirlaugh
18 Tim Elliott York Acorn
19 Ryan Fieldhouse Leigh East
20 Adam Holland Leigh East
21 Danny Mason Wigan St Patricks
22 Gary Phillips Wigan St Patricks
23 Tony Suffolk Wigan St Patricks
24 Steve McDermott Halton Simms Cross
25 Mick Ledger Thatto Heath Crusaders
26 Brett Phillips Seaton Rangers
27 David Lowery Kells
28 Carl Puckering East Hull
29 Craig Jeffels Castleford Lock Lane

International Manger Mick Turner
Team Manager John Jefferson
Head Coach John Fieldhouse Leigh East
Coach Kevin Thompson Thatto Heath Crusaders
Physio Stephen Thompson York Acorn
Spen Allison (Chairman)
Equipment Manager Chris Mulgrew
PRO Jamie Hobbs Sharlston Rovers

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