Five West Cumbrians named in Barla squad
Last updated at 21:13, Thursday, 25 August 2011
Five West Cumbrians have been named in the Barla Great Britain Over-35s training squad ahead of the forthcoming IRB Dubai 7s.
Broughton Red Rose’s Dale Semple, Egremont’s Steve Long and William Blackburn, Craig Chambers of Kells, and Wath Brow’s Neil McCartney feature in an initial 22-man squad, following a hard-fought warm-up against Leigh East.
The squad will eventually be trimmed to just 15 players.
Sean High, of Kells, will take charge and he said: “I am absolutely delighted to be given the chance to manage the side on this fantastic trip.
“Leigh East was a good test for a lot of players and the competition has become more and more fierce.
“Some great players haven’t made the training squad but I would like to thank all who took part.”
The squad’s first training session will be held at Shaw Cross on September 25 at 11am. A qualified physio is still being sought.
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 25 August 2011
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