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1988 GB Lions reunion at Cas (7pm Tuesday)

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#1 Richard de la Riviere

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

Hi all,

Just to let you know that some of the players who played in Great Britain's 26-12 win over Australia in Sydney in 1988 will be at Cas on Tuesday the 9th to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the match. A DVD of the game will be shown.

It was the first time that Great Britain had beaten Australia in ten years.

It will be at 7pm at the Wish Communications Suite at the stadium, so come along, have a beer and meet people like Malcolm Reilly, Andy Gregory, Henderson Gill, Hugh Waddell, Keith Gregory (father of Mike) and some of the squad members like John Joyner, Kevin Beardmore, Lee Crooks and Garry Schofield.

I have to confess to having a slight agenda for organising the evening as I will be launching my book, 'Rugby League, A Critical History: 1980-2013'.

Hope to see you all there!

Here are the match details by the way:

1988 Australia 12-26 Great Britain 3rd Ashes Test, World Cup Rated
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney. Att: 15,994. 9 July 1988.
Australia: Garry Jack; Andrew Ettingshausen, Michael O'Connor (2g), Peter Jackson, Tony Currie; Wally Lewis © (1t), Peter Sterling; Martin Bella, Greg Conescu, Sam Backo (1t), Paul Vautin, Wally Fullerton-Smith, Wayne Pearce. S: Gary Belcher, Bob Lindner.
Great Britain: Phil Ford (1t); Henderson Gill (2t), David Stephenson, Paul Loughlin (3g), Martin Offiah (1t); David Hulme, Andy Gregory; Kevin Ward, Paul Hulme, Hugh Waddell, Roy Powell, Mike Gregory (1t), Ellery Hanley ©. S: Darren Wright (dnp), Brian Case.
Man of the Match: Andy Gregory

#2 Emosi Koloto

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

Good luck with it Rich, should be a great night and would love to be there.

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#3 Hodgo

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

Good luck, sounds like it should be a good night. I take it there's no tickets or anything, you can just turn up?

#4 Richard de la Riviere

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

yep that's right. no entry free.


cheers emosi, shame you don't live a bit nearer!