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A record 6 Englishmen in an NRL match

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Six Englishmen will play in an NRL game for the first time today when Souths play Raiders.

Sam, Tom and George Burgess will play for South Sydney against Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton in the Canberra team.

Aussie sports media have dubbed this the  "Battle of Britain".

It will break the record of five Englishman in one match set in 1976 when Penrith's Bill Ashurst, Mike Stephenson and Dave Topliss went up against Manly's Steve Norton and Phil Lowe.

The record was equalled in the 1989 Easts-Wests match, which featured Roosters duo Martin Offiah and Joe Lydon against the Magpies' Garry Schofield and former Bradford Northern pair Ellery Hanley and Kelvin Skerrett.

It’s a pity John Bateman is out injured or it could have been 7.


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They are all actually English, Jean, all born in England. Naturally they are also regarded as British for passport and other purposes.

3 Burgesses are from Dewsbury, Yorkshire 

Josh Hodgson is from Hull, East Yorkshire

Elliott Whitehead born in Bradford, Yorkshire

Ryan Sutton - Billinge a village in St Helens district which is in Merseyside (traditionally Lancashire I reckon.)

All these place are in the North of England.

 

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3 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

Bob Fulton played in the 1976 Penrith v Manly game too. He was born in Warrington.

Now there was a cracking player.


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