BARLA confirms back-up staff for Fiji

THE BARLA Lions, who are to tour Fiji towards the end of the year, have confirmed the rest of the backroom team under manager Jimmy Aspinall.

The squad – previously known as the BARLA Great Britain Lions – will be accompanied by two physiotherapists, in Bianca Nixon and Matthew Johnson, while Grahame Shaw has been named as kitman and David Parkinson is the media manager.

Gary Hewer (Distington) and John Paul Rientoul (York Acorn) were named as coaches several weeks ago, when the squad was announced.