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Richard de la Riviere

1988 GB Lions reunion at Cas (7pm Tuesday)

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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

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