Johnson to Tour Canada with England Lions Squad
Spitfire to fly out to Canada for Development Tour
English Lions head coach Jimmy Taylor has named his 20-man squad for next month’s tour of Canada.
The squad will depart from Manchester on Monday October 1st for a two-game trip which will see them play the Canada Wolverines, the full national side and an as yet unnamed club side.
The side will hold a final training session at Milford Marlins on Sunday September 23rd and Taylor is looking forward to the ground-breaking visit.
“All the players I’ve selected played in at least two of the three games in our recent Community Four Nations and during that tournament we created a real camaraderie within the squad.”
“Unfortunately our long-term team manager Jimmy Aspinall isn't available to travel due to a pre-arranged trip to Australia, however, he is still working enthusiastically alongside his assistant Frank Mooney who will take charge to ensure that all goes well in his absence.
“We’ll use the session at Leeds to establish that everyone is fit and well, and then we can all look forward to a trip of a lifetime.
“I’d like to thank the RFL for making the tour possible and also say a big thank you to sponsors Mike and John Hughes.”
English Lions squad to tour Canada:
Anthony Atherton (Wigan St Patricks)
Kenneth Baker (Ince Rose Bridge)
Tony Baker (Ince Rose Bridge)
Caldon Bravo (Hunslet Warriors)
Peter Caddy (Wath Brow Hornets)
Marc Donnelly (Army)
David Dunwell (Bradford Dudley Hill)
Lee Fewless (Myton Warriors)
Anthony Gallear (Wigan St Patricks)
Christopher Gordon (RAF)
Oliver Johnson (Southampton Spitfires)
Ian Kerman (West Hull)
Stephen King (Wigan St Judes)
Nathan Kitson (Bradford Dudley Hill)
Matthew Meaden (Ince Rose Bridge)
Jordan Precious (Myton Warriors)
Lee Roberts (East Hull)
Ryan Smith (Wigan St Patricks)
Neil Wall (Bradford Dudley Hill)
Sean Wildbore (Skirlaugh)
Canada Wolverines v English Lions
Saturday October 6
Lamport Stadium, Toronto
Kick Off 7.00pm
TBC v English Lions
Wednesday October 10
Kick Off TBC