Humble Lions guests of local village during cultural visit
Humble Lions guests of local village during cultural visit
19 November 2018
Today was a very humbling experience for the BARLA Lions as we became valued guests of the Saunaka Village near Nadi.  The squad was taken around the village by the Chief who introduced us to...
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Blog Six
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Blog Six
18 November 2018
Yesterday I wrote about what the squad had been up to and didn't include any pictures. I want to put that right.  Let's start with the training session down at the school. Another good...
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Blog Five
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Blog Five
17 November 2018
Dave Parkinson writes from Nadi. Another day, another training venue, and this time it was the Namaka Public School.  I've met Martin Hullock, father of tourist Andy, who has brought a...
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Blog Four
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Blog Four
16 November 2018
PLAYER CENTRED COACHING STAFF Dave Parkinson reflects on the job being done by the coaching team out in Fiji. During my time involved with Rugby League, it would be fair to say that I've bee...
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Tour Update
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Tour Update
16 November 2018
CHANGE TO TOUR SCHEDULE: After discussions with the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL), it has been agreed to make a change to the Lions tour schedule. Originally the side had been set to play fo...
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Match Report - BARLA Lions 22 West Fiji 20
BARLA Lions Tour (Fiji 2018) - Match Report - BARLA Lions 22 West Fiji 20
15 November 2018
BARLA Lions came from behind to claim victory in their first game on tour. The game kicked off with the mercury hitting thirty degrees and humidity also an issue, it was testing for everyone, howev...
BARLA LIONS Tour: Squad Announcement
BARLA LIONS Tour: Squad Announcement
14 November 2018
BARLA Lions Head coach Gary Hewer has this morning revealed his starting line-up for the first tour game which gets underway in around four hours time against West Fiji (KO 00:30 UK time) Tour...