THERE are four St Helens players in the provisional 28-man BARLA Great Britain squad for next autumn’s tour to Australia.
The players will begin training on Saturday December 29 at Featherstone Lions ARLFC, in preparation for the tour, which commences in September and includes a trip to the NRL Grand Final.
Changes may be made to the squad ahead of departure as the coaching team of Paul Crarey and Tony Spence assess all eligible players.
The four are Pilkington Recs duo Ryan Rogers and Danny Lynch, Blackbrook’s Steven Marsh and Thatto Heath’s Anthony Bate.
The team opens its campaign with a clash against Championship outfit Barrow Raiders on January 13.
Full Backs: 1 Ryan Rogers (Pilkington Recs), 2 Sam Forester (Maryport).
Wingers: 3 Pat Foulstone (Dewsbury Celtic), 4 Mike Johnson (Skirlaugh Bulls), 5 Tom Moorby (Drighlington).
Centres: 6 Kieron Murphy (Hunslet Old Boys), 7 Scott Lofthouse (Kells), 8 Francis King (Wath Brow Hornets).
Half Backs: 9 Carl Dixon (Wath Brow Hornets), 10 Danny Lynch (Pilkington Recs), 11 Richard George (Seaton Rangers), 12 Danny Rouse (Castleford Lock Lane), 13 Ryan Smith (Wigan St Patricks).
Props: 14 Jamie Fields (Hunslet Old Boys), 15 Dave Lowery (Kells), 16 Zach Johnson (Westgate Wolves), 17 Steven Marsh (Blackbrook Royals), 18 Richard Huby (Wath Brow Hornets).
Hookers: 19 Ricky Hough (Myton Warriors), 20 Marcus O'Brian (Millom), 21 Tommy Harrison (Skirlaugh Bulls).
Back Rowers: 22 Matt Huby (Wath Brow Hornets), 23 Johnny Goulding (Cockermouth Titans), 24 Richard Dunham (Myton Warriors), 25 Anthony Bate (Thatto Heath Crusaders), 26 Adam Nicholson (Dalton), 27 John-Paul Brocklebank (Egremont Rangers), 28 Sean Foster (Wigan St Cuthberts).