BARLA Great Britain U23s Manager Neil Baxter has announced that Ince Rose Bridge's Shaun Boylan will lead the BARLA side in Saturday's game against the Combined Services at HMS Caledonia.
The squad travel up to Scotland tomorrow and will stay overnight as they prepare for the annual clash against opponents who always provide a stern test. After completing their final training session at Eccles ARLFC last night, Baxter is looking forward to Saturdays clash.
He said, "We have trained well over the last few weeks and are now ready for what will be a tough test against a well organised Combined Services outfit."
He added, "We have given Shaun the captaincy as he is a player who leads by example and we are confident the rest of the team will follow his lead."
BARLA Great Britain U23s:
Oliver Fairbank (Elland) Shaun Boylan (Ince Rose Bridge) Carl Hughes (Stanley Rangers) Danny Kilshaw (Leigh East) Paul Egan (Wigan St Patricks) Chris Stockton (Castleford Lock Lane) Lawrence Wildbore (West Hull) Darren Block (Egremont) Craig Calvert (Wath Brow) John Woods (Leigh East) Dean Bragg (Kells) Mark Deans (Wath Brow) Mark Troughton (Wath Brow) John Taylor (Leigh East) Steve Warburton (Leigh Miners Rangers) Gary Middlehurst (Halton Simms Cross) Alex Bretherton (Thornhill) Chris Mellor (Woolston Rovers) Carl Jones (Wigan St Patricks)
Neil Baxter (Manager) Jimmy Taylor (Coach) Kevin Thompson (Assistant Coach) Steve Thompson (Physio)
v Combined Services 25th October 2003 at HMS Caledonia Kick-Off 1.00pm
v Australian Combined Services 8th November 2003 at Robin Park Arena, Wigan Kick-Off 2.00pm