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Post by Steve Manning on Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:45 am


BARLA International Manager Mick Turner as announced the BARLA Great Britain squad for the BARLA Unison 2009 South Pacific Tour this June. He has named a twenty eight man touring squad as well as a six man stand bye squad.

On the squad being announced BARLA Great Britain Head Coach John Fieldhouse said,

We’re all looking forward to this fantastic opportunity to represent our country where we will be visiting some great destinations, all with a very good reputation as rugby playing nations.

“To be quite honest I don’t know the level of teams that we will meet in the South Pacific, whether they’ll be playing their world cup players or not, but I expect that we will be meeting some tough sides and we’ll be well prepared for that.

“I’m very happy with the content of the squad; it contains some very elusive backs with pace and a large set of strong forwards who I will be looking to for a physical dominance.

“I’ll be looking for our lads to front up both mentally and physically and obviously we’ll be doing lots of physical and mental preparation in the months leading up to the tour.

“I’ll be looking to return from this tour as we did from South Africa in 2006, as an unbeaten side.”

Assistant International Manager John Jefferson said,

“With the nations we will be meeting, I see this as a very challenging tour.

“Looking at our squad, we have some very experienced players and a lot of them have progressed through the under 21’s and 23’s which is extremely pleasing.

“On the management and coaching side of things, there are bags of experience. Both the coaches, John Fieldhouse and Gary Charlton possess loads of professional experience and International Manager Mick Turner has plenty of touring experience which all add up to a successful outcome of this venture.”

The Squad to Tour 2009

1. Ryan Fieldhouse. Leigh East

2. Carl Booth. Myton Warriors

3. Lee Maskill. Sharlston Rovers

4. Andy Dobson. Thatto Heath Crusaders

5. Chris Walker. Oulton Raiders

6. Lee Gudor. Siddal

7. John McMullen. Wigan St Judes

8. Martin Riley. Wigan St Judes

9. Gary Weymes. East Hull

10. Trevor Penrose. Skirlaugh

11. Simon Stevens. Leigh East

12. Luke Varley. Castleford Panthers

13. Lee Waterman. Skirlaugh

14. Danny Ulyatt. Hull Dockers

15. Gary Phillips. Wigan St Pats

16. Richard George. Seaton

17. Dean Balmers. Leigh Miners Rangers

18. Scott Lofthouse. Kells

19. Arron Bradley. Hull Dockers

20. Brett Waller. Skirlaugh

21. Ben Kendall. Thornhill Trojans

22 Leon Brennan Leigh Miners Rangers

23 Tom Sibbley Millom

24 Richard Farrer Egremont Rangers

25 James Craven Thornhill Trojans

26 Sam Radford West Hull

27 Johnny Walker Leigh East

28 Tony Suffolk Wigan St Pats

Stand Bye Squad

Tom Hill York Acorn

Lee Edwards Barrow Island

Aaron Fewless Myton Warriors

Craig Wilson Millom

Steve Ilingworth West Bowling

Richard Cattley Stanley Rangers

Mick Turner International Manager

John Jefferson Assistant Manager

Mick Fishwick Team Manager

John Fieldhouse Coach

Gary Charlton Assistant Coach

Dennise Sunaman Physio

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