Winning start for BARLA



The BARLA Great Britain Under 23s opened their tour with a 58-10 victory over Jamaica B.


Sean High reports


Three minutes into the game Matty Harling raced through a gap to go 60 yards to open the BARLA account.

Bradbury added the extras before a break down the right hand side for Jamaica was halted by BARLA on the 20 metre line.

Both teams tested each other and some strong defence from Heppell and French forced an error, on the restart a good show and go and a 30 metre dash led to Ostle crossing on 30 minutes, Bradbury missed the conversion.

Bri Ritchie, the man of the match, took two hit-ups in the next set and, on his second, broke the line and passed to Hunter who crossed in the right corner, Bradbury being unable to improve.

Some good work released Grainey down the right side to score, this time Leicester added the goal, 20-0.

Impressive Jamaican defence stopped the flood gates opening, BARLA leading 20-0 at the break and at the start of the second half and the Jamaicans upped their game.

A big hit on Hopkins spilled the ball, Jamaica took advantage and some good play led to Jamal McKenzie crossing the BARLA line, the conversion was missed by Grant.

BARLA responded immediately with a Hunter try. Leicester added the extras and on 50 minutes Ostle released Hopper under the posts, Leicester improving for a 32-4 lead.

Good passing from right to left on 54 minutes led to Cahill dummying over, Leicester missing the conversion.

Some good defence and a ball spill saw Shaw barge over the Jamaican line, this time Leicester added the extras for a 42-4 lead.

BARLA worked hard up the middle and Cahill was too quick to the line for the chasing Jamaicans, Leicester again goaling. Jamaica crossed the line through the big man Antonio Baker, Grant added the extras but BARLA come out on top when Hunter crossed for he’s hat-trick, Leicester missing the difficult touchline conversion.

Jamaica tried a short kick off but Leicester received the ball and outpaced the Jamaicans down the middle of the park and then added the goal to his try to complete the scoring.

Jamaica B

1 Robert Rodney: Duhaney Park

2 Demetrius Campbell: Liguanea

3 Jamal McKenzie: Liverpool John Moore University

4 Lewis Bowman: Unattached

5 Andrae McFarlane: Duhaney Park

6 Ryan Grant: GC Foster College

7 Romeo Monteith: Washington Blvd

8 Jade Harrison: Vauxhall

9 Mathew Simms: University of Technology

10 Kadeem Williams: Unattached

11 Antonio Baker: Mico University College

12 Aston Stephenson: London Skolars

13 Romaen Campbell: Washington Blvd


14 Shannon Harris: Liguanea

15 Donovan Jackson:Liguanea

16 Demone Mcdougal: University Of Technology

17 Mark Edwards: Excelsior Community College

18 Paul Terrelonge: GC Foster College

19 Stefan Lounds: Unattached

20 Ethon Dwyer: Jamaica Defence Force


Tries – McKenzie, Baker

Goal – Grant



1 Danny Cahill

2 Braden Hunter

3 Sam Grainey

4 Perry Singleton

5 Matty Harling

6 Josh Bradbury

7 Andy Ostle

8 Ryan Bowie

9 Matt Elliott

10 James Shaw

11 Jordan Thomson

12 Branden French

13 Harry Bromwich


14 Marcus O’Brien

15 Liam Wood

16 Tommy Hopkins

17 Sam Heppell

18 Sean Leicester

19 Bryan Richie

20 Jordan Welsby


Tries – Harling, Ostle, Hunter 3, Grainey, Hopper, Cahill 2, Shaw, Leicester

Goals – Bradbury, Leicester 6