GB success for Cents duo

RUGBY LEAGUE: ST ALBANS Centurion Andy Lake continued his international adventure with the Great Britain Community Lions, playing 55 minutes in their 20-16 win over France. Lake had to come through a very hard selection process which consisted of a trial

RUGBY LEAGUE: ST ALBANS Centurion Andy Lake continued his international adventure with the Great Britain Community Lions, playing 55 minutes in their 20-16 win over France.

Lake had to come through a very hard selection process which consisted of a trial game against professional side Dewsbury Rams and a training day in which 48 players where whittled down to 28 before an 18 man squad was named for the game.

The Cents prop is now almost certain, baring injury, of a place on the Lions' tour of South Africa this July.

Lake isn't the only Cent involved with the Lions, physio Len McMain, a recent acquisition to the Cents' back room staff, has also been working with the squad.


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McMain has been with the Lions since December 2008 and is the first southern-based member of the back room staff.

The game itself saw GB up against a full strength professional French side and after a very hard and challenging start, France broke the deadlock with a penalty on 25 minutes.

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From then the game swung back a forth with a great defensive display from GB who came from behind to seal a great 20-16 win.

The game was played against a fantastic atmosphere and a great night at Featherstone Rovers was made even sweeter because of the fact it was the first time GB has beaten France on their home turf in five attempts.

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