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BARLA touring GB Lions on Australian Television (Merged Threads)


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#1 Honor James

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:44 AM

The touring BARLA Great Britain Lions arrival at Coffs Harbour was greeted by a mini media frenzy, with the local television channel featuring the event and interviews with Head Coach Paul Crarey and joint tour captains Trevor Penrose and Scott Lofthouse, and the national channel NBN News also putting out a report.

 

For the opening game on Saturday, their opponents Coffs Harbour Comets have named a side that includes former Dally M Player of the Year 2001, Preston Campbell, who also won a Grand Final Winners ring with Penrith Panthers.

 

 

 

 


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#2 Nev V Dawn

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

Please see link to view some positive news on British Amateur rugby league.

 

 

It appears that Australian TV view the tour as positive enough and newsworthy to give the item air-time on a national TV channel



#3 tim2

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

This just shows the gulf between perceptions of rugby league in the two countries.
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#4 Nev V Dawn

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:02 AM

And BARLA have been broadening its boundaries for over 35 years.



#5 TaxiEgg

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:15 AM

Yes Nev but its the Aussie Media what have Barla done to raise the profile on British media ?

 

That's not taking anything away from the tour party which I hope all enjoy and is a success ,what we don't do well in this country is promote our product .



#6 Nev V Dawn

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:21 AM

Yes Nev but its the Aussie Media what have Barla done to raise the profile on British media ?

 

That's not taking anything away from the tour party which I hope all enjoy and is a success ,what we don't do well in this country is promote our product .

 

BARLA have got PRO Steve Manning ... oh yes, I see what you mean Taxi.



#7 Nev V Dawn

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

BARLA have got PRO Steve Manning ... oh yes, I see what you mean Taxi.

 

From twitter

 

BARLA grind out win v Coffs harbour

 

12 - 16

 

Trys; Lofthouse 2,  George, Lynch

Man of the match; Danny Rowse

 

Full report now on BARLA website

 

http://barla.org.uk/...ils.asp?id=3350


Edited by Nev V Dawn, 01 September 2013 - 08:30 AM.


#8 Honor James

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

BARLA Lions Fall at Controversial Final Hurdle

 

The BARLA Great Britain Lions failed to make it a clean sweep on their Australian Tour when they were beaten 40 to 24 at the Redfern Oval, by a South Sydney Juniors representative side picked from their Grade A Section of the League.

 

The junior’s were just too strong, and the conditions certainly did not favour the visitors with the temperature soaring into the 30’s.

 

Commenting after the match, South Sydney Juniors Head Coach, Bob Manns said he had expected a tough game, with a high completion rate and good support play from the BARLA Team.  “Any team coached by Paul Crarey will always give you a hard game,” he said. “All my players today certainly raised their game, playing far better than they have for their clubs in recent weeks. In all, I am very pleased to come away with a victory.  I know that if we play a return match in the UK we will have to maintain that standard or play even better to win again.”

 

Paul Crarey, Head Coach of the BARLA Great Britain Lions said, “We were not at our best today.  Having been here for only eleven days, with a bruising battle against the Aboriginals just four days ago showed, I think, in the later stages.

 

“We got off to a poor start, touching the ball only twice in the first fifteen minutes due to a heavy penalty count in favour the home side. We only had the ball for twelve sets in the first half against twenty-four for the opposition. Our team showed great character in coming back from 20-6 down to 24-18, only to be denied a further chance by some poor decisions from the officials, particularly the touch judges.  Our cause was not helped either, by injuries to Marcus O’Brien (Millom) and Sam Forrester (Maryport), which had meant reshuffling the team.

 

The score line certainly did not reflect the way the game went.  I could not have asked more from the players. They have worked hard and been impeccable both in attitude and application and I am proud to be associated with them, having seen them turn from boys into men, in what has been a life changing experience for them.”


Edited by Honor James, 10 September 2013 - 01:07 PM.

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#9 Honor James

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:25 PM

Cumbria Duo Scoop BARLA Lions Awards

 

The BARLA Great Britain Lions are on their way home following their three match tour of Australia.

Despite falling short of a 100%, three from three, after their heartbreaking controversial defeat against the South Sydney Leagues, the Lions will be buoyed by their two opening tour wins.

All the players gave their all on tour, and on Monday evening two Cumbrian players came out on top, when the tour awards were presented.  Second row forward Danny Morrow (Walney Central), who scored two tries in the defeat against the South Sydney Leagues and was named Lions player of the match in that game, gained the added satisfaction of being one of two Lions named a BARLA Great Britain Player of the Tour.  Forward Jonny Goulding (Egremont Rangers), the second player named a BARLA Great Britain Lions, Player of the Tour, made it a double celebration for the County.

Tour Manager, Sean High (Kells) summed up the tour.  “From the outset all the boys were focused on the task in front of them, sadly falling just short in the last game. They have behaved themselves both on and off the field, worked their socks off, and done their respective clubs and counties, and their country proud.

 

"We hope they will take this experience home and become better players for it, and that other players will now strive to gain a BARLA shirt because the opportunities to see the world are fantastic.

 

"In the words of Head Coach Paul Crarey, ‘You will not get any better friends than you will in rugby league.’

 

"As a Cumbrian myself, I would particularly like to congratulate Danny Morrow and Jonny Goulding on winning their respective awards."

 

The tour awards were presented by Mick Turner.


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