Dixon to lead English Lions U18s
Karl Dixon will captain the English Lions U18s for their clash with the Australian Institute of Sport at Heworth on Wednesday, kick off 7.00pm.
The Wath Brow Hornets stand-off is hoping to cap his best ever season with a win over the tourists and at the same time gain some revenge for last year’s 38-24 defeat.
“I don’t think we were too far off last time, it was maybe their fitness that got them the win,” said Dixon.
“We’ve had several training sessions together as a squad and a hit-out against Wales to prepare us for this game and it seems to have gone well. We were probably a bit unlucky to lose to the Welsh but I’m sure we’ll be more than ready when we face the Australians.”
The youngster played a pivotal role in Wath Brow’s National Conference League triumph and is hoping to end 2012 with another big performance.
“It’s been an unbelievable season for me so far but beating the AIS would probably top everything.”
English Lions squad to play AIS:
Lewis Sheridan (Wigan St Cuthberts)
Josh Abu-Dwanaa (Leigh East)
Tommy Battye (Normanton Knights)
Scott Pink (Wath Brow Hornets)
Ben Garner (Barrow Island)
Leon Tatlock (Thatto Heath Crusaders) VICE CAPT.
Karl Dixon (Wath Brow Hornets) CAPT.
Adam Jefferson (Bradford Dudley Hill)
Nathan Lucock (Glasson Rangers)
Jordon Lyons (Dewsbury Celtic)
Ethan Kelly (Millom)
Ian Curnow (Wath Brow Hornets)
Perry Singleton (Barrow Island)
Nathan Lawrence (Dewsbury Celtic)
Jack Connor (Saddleworth Rangers)
Jack Breheny (Wigan St Judes)
Luke Barrett (Wigan St Judes)
Charlie Tomlinson (Wath Brow Hornets)
Josh Ward (Leigh Miners Rangers)
Joe Batchelor (Dewsbury Celtic)
Ben Breheny (Wigan St Judes)
Alex Calvert (Barking & Dagenham Bulldogs)
English Lions U18s v AIS
Wednesday December 5
Kick off 7.00pm
Admission £3 – Concessions £1
For more information on the English Lions visit www.englishlions.co.uk