AIS return to UK
The Australian Institute of Sport will return to the UK later this month when they arrive for a three-game tour.
The 25-man squad will arrive on Monday November 26 after playing a two games in France and start the UK-leg of their trip with a game against Wales U18s in Neath on Wednesday November 28.
Following the opening game in south Wales they then head to West Yorkshire where the England Students will face them at Stanningley on Sunday December 2, before the trip concludes three days later at Hemel Hempstead when the English Lions U18s provide the opposition.
English Lions U18s head coach Kelvin Lockett is looking forward to testing his side against the tourists.
“Over the years the AIS have brought over some strong squads and I’m sure that this year will be no different.
“We were disappointed to lose to Wales last week so will be training hard to give ourselves the best possible chance against them.
“It’s also good to be playing our game against them down at Hemel Hempstead. The game is making great progress down there and the facilities are impressive. The last time I was there the pitch was great so that should help make for a great contest.”
(inc. school and rep side)
Michael Barclay (Kirwin State High School/Townsville Stingers)
Casey Burgess (Coolah Central School/NSWCRL Western Rams)
Bradley Cappello (Farrer Agricultural High School/Northern Tigers)
Tyson Cleal (Redcliffe State High School/Redcliffe Dolphins)
Anthony Colman (St Johns College Woodlawn/Gold Coast Titans)
Luke Conaghty (Taminmin College/Northern Territory Titans)
Lachlan Crawter (Kyogle High School)
Joseph Gardiner (Melville High School/NSWCRL Group 2)
Brent Gentals (MacKillop Catholic College/NSWCRL Group 3)
Christian Hazard (Matraville Sports High School/South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Andrew Heffernan (Kildare Catholic College/NSWCRL Bingee Bulls)
Shaun Hudson (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School/Gold Coast Gold)
Thomas Hushes (Sydney Boys high School/South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Kial Hulls (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School)
Antonio Inzitari (St Gregory's College/Western Suburbs Magpies)
Perry Ioane (St Peter Claver College/Sydney Roosters)
Jack Kavanagh (Illawarra Sports High School/Illawarra Steelers)
Peter Nay (Blue Mountains Grammar School/St George Dragons)
Rhys Norman (St Gregory's College/Southern Redbacks)
Nicholas O'Hara (Mudgee High School/NSWCRL Group 10)
Tremayne Sanbrook (Farrer Agricultural High School/Northern Tigers)
Joe Stimson (St Gregory's College/NSW under 17's)
Scott Williams (Wingham High School/East Coast Dolphins)
Nathan Wilson (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School/Gold Coast Gold)
Wales U18s v AIS
Wednesday November 28
The Gnoll, Neath
Kick off TBC
England Students v AIS
Sunday December 2
Kick off 2.00pm
English Lions U18s v AIS
Wednesday December 5
Kick off 7.00pm
For more information on the English Lions visit www.englishlions.co.uk