Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Michael Ashton

Great Britain v PNG

Recommended Posts

Well that's the end of 4 pathetic performances. Thank goodness I recorded the games and didn't get up early.

I thought PNG were brilliant an completely outplayed GB after the first 20 minutes. It was a pleasure to see good performances from Puara and Star. In addition to these 2 Boas was playing and he plays for Doncaster. They were playing mainly against SL players.

Surely Wain Bennett's contract won't be renewed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering when was the last time two current Barrow players played in an International? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Dave W said:

I was wondering when was the last time two current Barrow players played in an International? 

Here's a possibility:   18 October 1952 - Jim Lewthwaite and Ted Toohey played for England v Other Nationalities. They also both played in the 1951 CC Final but I don't know if they were both still at Barrow in 1952.

It's a possibility anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Option 2: last week. Amean and Puara both played in the 22-20 loss to Fiji

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to the Bible of players Jim Lewthwaite's last game was the 1957 CC final against Leeds. He then retired. Ted Toohey left Barrow in 1956 and finally retired in 1960. If I'm wrong Steve Andrews will know the answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't be positive but it could be in the eighties,Chris Camilleri and Mark McJennett in Welsh jerseys,David Cairns in an England one ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, daveh said:

Can't be positive but it could be in the eighties,Chris Camilleri and Mark McJennett in Welsh jerseys,David Cairns in an England one ?

Good shout on the Welsh lads. It's just a case of whether they both played in the same Wales team whilst at Barrow. 1980 European Championship seems most likely but I can't find any team listings. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, daveh said:

Can't be positive but it could be in the eighties,Chris Camilleri and Mark McJennett in Welsh jerseys,David Cairns in an England one ?

26 Jan 1980: Camilleri AND McJennett against France at Lowerhouse Lane

According to Wikipedia McJennett was at Barrow 79-84 and Camilleri in 1980 but played 44 games. He's only listed as playing 15 games in 80/81 so he must have been there in 79/80  so it looks like he was at Barrow in Jan, 1980.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120601234058/http://www.nwemail.co.uk/sport/raiders/barrow-rl-s-great-britons-1.906283?referrerPath=raiders

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎16‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 14:08, Dave W said:

I was wondering when was the last time two current Barrow players played in an International? 

Liam Harrison and Dave Allen for Ireland in 2009?

got a feeling Liam was named in squad but maybe pulled out injured, could be wrong though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think they ever played all together at international level but Lewthwaite, Jackson, Goodwin and Castle is one heck of a three quarter line especially with Ted Toohey and Willie Horne at halfback.

Did David Cairns and Eddie ever play together at U23 ?

 


Shipbuilider01.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It also occured to me that Dalton Grant and Joe Burke were both current Welsh internationals whilst at Barrow but neither of them played in the same Wales side when they were Barrow players.

Edited by Dave W

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Gus Tyson said:

found this -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_European_Cup

Ireland beat Serbia on 18th October 2009 in the European cup, both Liam Harrison and Dave Allen scored for Ireland.

Dave Allen will have played his last game for Barrow - the 2009 Championship Grand Final, no less! - before this match. Being out of contract, was he still a Barrow player at that point?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎19‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 14:28, Dave W said:

Dave Allen will have played his last game for Barrow - the 2009 Championship Grand Final, no less! - before this match. Being out of contract, was he still a Barrow player at that point?

fair point, suppose you can claim he was as he will have earned his call up from his performances in a barrow shirt.

he was a quality player for us in the little time we had him

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...