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OFFICIAL Match Report by Chris Park
2008 AIS Tour of France and the United Kingdom
ARL/AIS Aussies walk onto the footy field at Wakefield
ARL/AIS Aussies walk onto the footy field at Wakefield - TOUR PHOTO GALLERY

England's Under 17 Academy shrugged off the disappointment of the previous week's two-point defeat at the hands of the Australian Institute of Sport to square the Series with a performance of real quality and determination at Wakefield's Belle Vue.

England Head Coach Tony Smith attended both games, and was happy with what he saw.

"I'm very pleased," said Smith.

"We made improvements as the Series went on, and I thought that our boys were very comprehensive out there tonight.

They showed a lot of determination on their own try-line, and that proved to be a big part of their success, and I thought they played some good Rugby League in both games.

"The improvement was certainly in the defensive area tonight, and I thought they played strong.

"A couple of boys got hat tricks and I was pleased for them, and I thought there were a whole lot of contributions across the whole team.

These guys are improving all the times, and exposure to games like these is great for them.

"The next step for these boys aren't too far off, and the next step for most of these guys is getting some engage Super League experience, and from there, hopefully they will go to the next step.

"They are getting into the habit of beating Australian teams, and that's a good habit to get into!"

The match left England Academy Head Coach Steve Crooks delighted for his players following the frustrations of the defeat at Warrington after the side had outscored the young Aussies by six tries to five.

TRIES : Myler (13min;49;62); Farrell (22); Ainscough (30;66;70)
GOALS : Foster 5/7

TRIES : Hansen (27); Henaway (56); Lui (73); Williamson (77)
GOALS : Hansen 3/4

(Played at Belle Vue, Wakefield)
1. Phil Baines (St. Helens) 1. Gerrard Beale
2. Shaun Ainscough (Wigan) 2. Max Dudley
3. Jamie Foster (St. Helens) 3. Ryan Williamson
4. Tom Briscoe (Hull FC) 4. Daniel Vidot
5. Michael Lawrence (Hudd'field) 5. Drury Lowe
6. Jon Lomax (St. Helens) 6. Daniel Mortimer (c.)
7. Richard Myler (Salford) 7. Ray Thompson
8. Adam Neal (Warrington) 8. Andrew Clayton
9. Josh Hodgson (Hull FC) 9. Jay Bayley
10. Jay Pitts (Wakefield T.) 10. Joel Latham
11. Liam Farrell (Wigan) 11. Alex McMillan
12. Andrew Dixon (St. Helens) 12. Ryan Hansen
13.Chris Gerrard (Wigan (c.) 13.Chris Faust
Substitutes Substitutes
14. Kallum Watkins (Leeds) 14. Robert Lui
15. Paul McShane (Leeds) 15. Alex Butschies
16. Jason Walton (Salford) 16.Ben Henaway
17. Chris Clarkson (Leeds) 17. Jake Anlezark

Referee : Ian Smith (Oldham) Pens : 7-10 H.T. 16-6
"Outstanding! I'm just pleased for the players, because over the past six or seven weeks they've got through a tremendous amount of work, and last week I didn't think we got our just deserts.

"Every player who came into the squad has had a tremendous input, and even though there were a few players who had to pull out, but ultimately the players really wanted to play two games against the Australians and earn some respect for it, and at the end of the day, we have done."

"The difference between us last week and this is down to a little bit of experience, really.

I used the phrase 'youthful naivety' after last Friday's game and we've done a lot of work on that.

We've been a bit smarter and really, over the last six weeks, the side has grown up a little bit.

"After our defeat last week, our focus was all about this game, and we determined not to shoot ourselves in the foot as we did last week.

That we didn't is a measure of the learning curve we've come through in the last week."

"We did a lot of work on our defence, but also offensively, where we got the ball a bit wider, were a lot more direct, and worked on the edges.

It's very pleasing when the guys are good enough and smart enough to come up with ideas out there, and that's why we beat them I think.

"There were some smart young men out there tonight who can go to the next level.

Tony Smith worked with us this week and the reaction of the players was tremendous, and I think that we can go on to see some of them in engage Super League.

"We had to make a couple of changes and the lads we brought in did a great job for us.

Jonny Lomax, like Kallum Watkins, is a year younger than everybody else, and between them they did a fantastic job.

"And Chris Clarkson, he had to play out of position, but that's just international, you can get centres playing back row and forwards having to play in the backs - things like that - but you have to pull out all your trumps and that's what they did - credit to them.

I was very proud of the whole squad, including those who didn't play.

They epitomised what the Academy is all about."

There were hat tricks of tries for both Richard Myler and Shaun Ainscough as England outscored their opponents by seven tries to four, but this was a victory which needed to be built on the foundations of solid defence, with the Aussies always posing a genuine threat with their quick footwork and strong running.

Both sides had made changes from the previous encounter, Jon Lomax (St. Helens) and Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos) coming into the England side; the AIS making a quartet of alterations which included the role reversal of halfbacks Ray Thompson and Daniel Mortimer, and in conditions made slippery by a pre-match downpour, it was England who started the better.

Shaun Ainscough gave early notice of his potency when he was only bundled into touch fractionally short of the corner flag after an Australian knock-on, then after fullback Gerrard Beale had lost possession when driving low for the line, AIS conceded a penalty for holding down.

Jay Pitts broke into open field, Myler slipping the defence to touch down from close range for Jamie Foster to convert.

A high shot from front rower Joel Latham cost AIS dear when Liam Farrell burst over from Myler's pass, Foster again converting, but the Australians got themselves right back into contention when tall second rower Ryan Hansen crashed through for a try which he converted.

It took a quite special try from Ainscough to re-assert England's superiority, when after an AIS goal-line restart, the Wigan winger chasing back to gather a loose pass, running it back before chipping into the corner to beat the fullback to the touch and send England into the halftime dressing rooms ten points to the good.

The irony of the 16-6 interval score-line - identical to that midway through the clash at the Halliwell Jones a week previously - was not lost on Steve Crooks.

"We were certainly not worried by it.

We did a lot of work with our A and B defenders in midweek, and were determined not to be caught in those areas as in the second half at Warrington, and reinforced that determination at halftime."

It was that determination which was to pay off handsomely in the second period, three times massing to frustrate Australian attackers in the English in-goal, whilst also putting pressure on the Aussie outside backs.

Twice they forced left winger Drury Lowe into errors whilst in good positions, whilst on attack they received an immediate return on a goal-line restart which was forced by Chris Gerrard's probing kick.

Farrell was sent in full cry down the right, his one-handed offload sending Myler over for Foster to goal.

Though AIS replied when a repeat set of their own kept the ball alive and Ben Henaway crossed too far out for the conversion, England swept back to sew up the game with a three try burst inside eight minutes.

First, a bomb to the right allowed Michael Lawrence to harass another error, substitute Kallum Watkins sending Myler in unopposed for his hat trick try, then Ainscough completed his own triple strike when finishing quick-fire passing to the England left.

Foster, after being able to land just one kick a week earlier, slotted over two angled conversions, and at 38-10 with ten minutes left, it was job done.

Two late tries, from Robert Lui and Ryan Williamson, together with Hansen's successful conversions, reduced the arrears - but that was all.
Gerard Beale tries to get away from his English opponent (Photo : )
Gerard Beale tries to get away from his English opponent (Photo : & ourfooty media)

The AIS team were smashed all over the place last night in their 2 nd tour game of England at the new Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield.

The England Academy were much too strong for the visiting Aussies, taking the 2 nd test against the Australians with some 'in your face' style of footy.

The unofficial score was 38 - 22, due to the AIS scoring 2 converted tries in the last 8 minutes, which is a right royal hammering in any book.

Daniel Mortimer had a great game for the Aussies and young Queenslander Hunt who came off the bench to play fullback showed some class too.

Full match report, photo's and interviews with players later today
Ryan Thompson gets help from the field by AIS coach ourfootyteam interviewed John, an Englishman at the 2 nd AIS Vs England U 17's
Thanks John!

(OFT) Did you go to the game?

(John) Yes I went

(OFT) What did you think of the game?

(John) it was a good game bit of an arm wrestle in parts but England always seemed to come out on top at crucial times. Your boys tried to out muscle the England lads and once that failed had no plan B.

The basic catching and passing of the backs was poor both wing men had nighmares, dropped a few easy passes and kicks, the English halves then targetted them and won the ball back off them at crucial times.

Two England lads scored hat tricks Sean Ainscough a very stocky powerfully built wing man i can best discribe him as a more powerfull version of Jason Robinson, and Myler the scrum half mainly from supporting play.

Liam Farrell (nephew of Andy) caused the AIS all sorts of trouble with his 2 handed ball carry and strong runing the AIS hung off him as they did not know what he was going to do holding the ball in 2 hands just put them in 2 minds and he took full advantage.

On a bright note for you boys 14 looked very good Hunt i think Aboriginal looking lad very poweerful everytime he chimed into the line he caused problems, scored 2 i think.

The English lads were full of confidence turning down 3 penalties in front of the post in the first 10 mins, they only scored off 1 but it clearly suprised your boys just how confident they were.

Your lads were far leaner physically to our boys who looked like they were still carrying a bit of puppy fat but once your lads failed to win the battle in the pack they had no where to go.

In the last 10 they threw the ball about and the passes stuck England pulled off the gas and AIS scored a couple of nice consolation tries converted by the 12 who has a good kicking game and was probably AIS's best player over the course of the 2 games.

AIS Team line up before the 1st game against the England Academy Under 17's ENGLAND ACADEMY UNDER 17S V AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT Friday 30th November 2007 - Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield (ko 7.30pm).

Eleven tries scored, and after eighty enthralling minutes, there was but a two point margin between two well-drilled sides.

That, in a nutshell, was the bottom line from last week's England Academy Under 17's International against the Australian Institute of Sport played at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium. On Friday, the stage for the return game switches from one of Super League's newest venues to it's most venerable - Belle Vue, home to the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and with the AIS going all out to make it a clean sweep in the two-match Series, and England determined to square things up, the stage is set for another terrific contest.

"We probably played as though were trying to win the game when in reality, the game was already won," reflected England Head Coach Steve Crooks earlier this week.

"We were guilty of trying things off the cuff when we should have been playing out the sets, consolidating, forcing the Aussies to take the ball on their own line.

It's something we'll be talking about when we go back into camp this week to prepare for the game at Wakefield, but certainly, the boys have got plenty to get their teeth into at Belle Vue."

The AIS's match-winner last week was halfback Daniel Mortimer. Daniel, whose father, Peter played for the Canterbury Bulldogs alongside his brothers Chris and Steve, is no stranger to these shores, currently making his second Tour to England with the AIS, having been a try scorer for them against the Academy last season.

It's been a busy year for him in fact, having toured New Zealand with the elite Australian Combined Schoolboys side which defeated the Kiwis Under 18's in a two match Series.

Mortimer forms a good partnership with stand-off Ray Thompson, who also scored two tries last week.

Thompson, who with pacey threequarter Ben Hanaway is on the books of the North Queensland Cowboys, are key weapons which Australian Coach Brian Johnson will have at his disposal this time round, though there could be a doubt about forward Luke Latham, who was undergoing medical checks for a jaw injury after last week's clash.

Both teams should be better for the last week's run, and with the cobwebs well and truly shaken out of the collective systems, the scene is set for a tremendous game.

England Academy Under 17s take on the Australian Institute of Sport team for the second time this Friday at Wakefield's Belle Vue Stadium

The AIS team will be looking to make a clean sweep in the two-match series after the victory last Friday but the young England players are doubly determined to square things up and so the stage is set for another terrific contest.

"We probably played as though were trying to win the game when in reality, the game was already won",said the England Academy Head Coach Steve Crooks reflecting on last week's defeat.

"We were guilty of trying things off the cuff when we should have been playing out the sets, consolidating, forcing the opposition to take the ball on their own line.

"It's something we'll be talking about when we go back into camp this week to prepare for this Friday's game at Wakefield, but certainly, the boys have got plenty to get their teeth into."

The AIS match-winner last week was halfback Daniel Mortimer - whose father Peter played for Australia, New South Wales and the Canterbury Bulldogs club alongside his brothers Chris and Steve.

The young Mortimer is no stranger to these shores, currently making his second Tour to England with the AIS, having been a try scorer for them against the Academy last season.

Both teams should be better for the last week's run, and with the cobwebs well and truly shaken out of the collective systems, the scene is set for a tremendous game.
Daniel Mortimer - 2007 Australian Schoolboys
Daniel Mortimer bursting thru the defeance in an Arrive alive Cup game this year - 2007 Australian Schoolboys, AIS, NSW CHS - What a year!!

James Sheahan’s Daniel Mortimer used his skill and pace to give the ARL/AIS Aussies a narrow victory in last nights international.

Mortimer's try came in the dying minutes of the game to give the young touring Aussies the lead for the first time in the game

Reports coming in say it was "a cracking game" & amoung the many spectators the game was watched by the England National coach and ex pat Aussie, Tony Smith.

The Australians trailed for a full 74 minutes in freezing temps, it was minus 2 degrees at the home of the Warrington Wolves. Go u good things, good luck next friday too.

See ourfooty Photo's of the Game
AIS Team line up before the 1st game against the England Academy Under 17's
England Academy Under 17's Team line up before the 1st game against the the AIS
AIS Team line up before the 1st game against the England Academy Under 17's England Academy Under 17's Team line up before the 1st game against the the AIS

Next Friday evening (November 23rd - 7.30pm ko), Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium plays host to the first in a two-game international series between the England Academy Under 17's side and the touring Australian Institute of Sport team (AIS) .

Friday 23rd November 2007 England Academy Under 17s v Australian Institute of Sport 7.30pm - Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Friday 30th November 2007 England Academy Under 17s v Australian Institute of Sport 7.30pm - Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield

It will be the fourth time that the AIS have toured the UK to take on the Academy.

England won both games in the inaugural 2003 Series, the next one in 2005 finished all square and the AIS team won the one and only game against England Academy on their 2006 Tour.

With both sides chock-full of talented young players, this 2007 Series promises to be just as rich in entertainment and excitement as their predecessors.

The concluding game takes place at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' Belle Vue stadium on Friday November 30th (7.30pm ko)

Junior Academy League Leaders St. Helens, provide a handful of players to the England side.

The Leeds Rhinos have three selections in the squad, Wigan Warriors, supply four players including Liam Farrell - who is the sole survivor of England Academy's tilt at the AIS last year. Elsewhere, Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants, Bradford Bulls,Salford City Reds and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats also all supply players.

Commenting the RFL's Performance Youth Coach Chris Chapman said, "These two games will be very competitive and should provide some tremendous entertainment.

"We would encourage Rugby League supporters from all clubs to attend these matches and see some potential future international stars in action".
The England Academy Under 17s squad in full is:
Shaun Ainscough (Wigan Warriors)
Philip Baines (St. Helens)
Tom Briscoe (Hull FC)
Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos)
Andrew Dixon (St. Helens)
Jamie Ellis (St. Helens)
Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)
Jamie Foster (St. Helens)
Chris Gerrard (Wigan Warriors)
Josh Hodgson (Hull FC)
Kieran Hyde (Bradford Bulls)
Michael Lawrence(Huddersfield Giants)
Jonathan Lomax (St. Helens)
Kyle Massam (Wigan Warriors)
Paul McShane (Leeds Rhinos)
Richard Myler (Salford City Reds)
Adam Neal (Warrington Wolves)
Jay Pitts (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Jason Walton (Salford City Reds)
Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos)
Head Coach : Steve Crooks (Hull FC.)
Assistant Coach : Vinny Webb
Manager : Martin Gonzalez (Halifax RLFC.)
Physio : Sue Ford.
Doctor : Paul Stockton.
Conditioner : Paul Hatton (Hull FC.)
0 - 34 AIS
  Tries: Daniel Vidot 4, Drury Low 2, Daniel Mortimer 1, Robert Lui 1
Goals: Ryan Hanson 1

12 to 38: the junior French bow to the AIS on a score that does not reflect the physiognomy (physical toughness ?) of the encounter.

In first period, a good defense prevents the Australians to develop their game and a superb speed of execution creates us three occasions of essays that we do not reach unfortunately to conclude.

On the other hand, the AIS shows itself a lot more realistic one to make real its strong times, and wins the mi time by 6 to 0.

To the return, the French rhythm fell, and as too often at this point in time critical on the part, we grant two essays in 10 minutes.

A good reaction allows us to put back to score (12 to 16), but the fatigue helping, the direct faults go s'enchainer themselves in the last quarter of hour, and we will do to pass to quoted of a superb occasion.

Disappointment is of course size, as said it John Eric in the vestiaires, but this game does not leave a feeling of powerlessness, well on the contrary.

This team of France showed his potential one, and its weak points are nominated.

To the first row clearly figures the mental aspect: to care for more the detail, be able student punctually the level of concentration be henceforth essential if one wants at last to succeed in mark on our strong time, to impose our domination on the first slices of mi time and to put back us collectively in the party after a non provoked fault.

To us to show that we are able to pull the lesson of a game before the arrival of the BARLA... The game data, collected as usual by Easter, and some photos.

This story is translated by an automatic translation website, sorry if it doesn't make much sense
1’ (36’) Try AIS 0-10
8’ (43’) Try + Goal AIS 0-16
11’(46’) Try BOUTOUBA + Goal BARTHAU 6-16
20’(55’) Try DE LA ROSE + Goal BARTHAU 12-16
22’(57’) Try + Goal AIS 12-22
25’(60’) Try AIS 12-26
31’(66’) Try + Goal AIS 12-32
34’(69’) Try + Goal AIS 12-38
Jym Hithcox,
Ben Hannaway,
Mitch Porter,
Dury Lawe,
Ryan Williamson,
Robbie Lui (cap.),
Jake Friden,
Joe Latham,
Jyl Bayby,
Jake Analzark,
Aley McMillan,
Ryan Hanson,
Chris Faust,
Max Dudley,
Daniel Mortimer,
Dunamis Lui,
Andrew Clayton,
Daniel Vidot,
Jason Batteri,
Alex Butchies,
Andrew McCulloch,
Ray Thomson,
Gerald Beale,
Luke Latham.
Hosni Kriouache (Toulouse Olympique),
Kévin Liguoro (Toulouse Olympique),
Vincent Pages (UTC),
André Olari (Toulouse Olympique),
François Theresin (UT catalane),
Thomas Ambert (Pia),
Amar Sabri (AS Carcassonne),
Nicolas Delgal (RC Albi),
Florian Quintilla (UT catalane),
Thibault Braconnier (Limoux),
Bastien Anglade (Lézignan),
Thibault Ancely (Lézignan),
Benjamin Guiral (Toulouse Olympique),
Nabil Djalout (UT catalane),
Cédric Barnagaud (Saint-Gaudens),
Vincent Lautrette (Toulouse Olympique),
Maxime Cicirko (Carpentras),
Mathias Ehhart (Toulouse Olympique).
AIS 32 - 12 FRANCE (1 & 2)
AIS 38 - 12 FRANCE
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Brian Johnston watches his boys warm up (Photo : ourfooty media)
AIS vs France '07 Brian Johnston watches his boys warm up (Photo : ourfooty media)
AIS Head Coach Brian Johnston
French Juniors team photo (Photo : ourfooty media)
AIS Head Coach Brian Johnston French Juniors team photo (Photo : ourfooty media)
Galu Teo - AIS Vs England U 17's - Photo: R.L.A. Images.  (Photo's Peter Morley / ourfooty media)

England’s Under 17 Academy side paid a high price for failing to turn some early gilt edged scoring chances into tries, eventually losing by 10 points to an Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) team which showed greater sharpness and awareness,  at South Leeds Stadium on Thursday night.

England Head Coach Tony Smith saw his charges miss several opportunities which started as early as the second minute, when, after St. Helens halfback Kyle Eastmond had kicked a wind assisted 40-20, Liam Welham was harshly penalised for failing to play the ball correctly.

Six minutes later, loose forward Joe Westerman looked to have capitalised when a chancy offload from Mike Burnett was scooped up by Danny Houghton who put the Castleford forward away, only to be penalised for a double movement over the Australian line.

Credit the AIS defence for their last ditch effort on that occasion, but they had no way of stopping Leeds winger James Archibald when he swept over in the corner from a Houghton break. Westerman landed the awkward kick and chances continued to arrive for England, Liam Farrell being stopped just short by a fine Daniel Mortimer tackle right on the line, then AIS winger Galu Teo’s kick receipt under pressure  was copybook stuff as well as a warning of what was to come.

AIS Vs England U 17's - Photo: R.L.A. Images.   (Photo's Peter Morley / ourfooty media)England’s stream of attacks brought a second try when Welham was put away by Eastmond and Jordan Turner as England continued to attack and the Hull KR man crashed in for Westerman to convert from the angle, but it was the AIS who finished the half on a high when Teo caught an Eastmond bomb inches from his own corner flag, evaded two chasers and ran the full length of the pitch for a try.

Ben Cronin missed the conversion by a whisker, but with the strong wind to face in the second period, England’s interval lead looked distinctly fragile.

It was to prove exactly that as the Aussies scored four quick tries. Two minutes into the new half, Anthony Mitchell nipped over from a play the ball, then a Daniel Mortimer 40-20 paved the way for big centre Sam Joe to power over. Mitchell turned provider with a neat offload which sent Zac Merritt careering over, and Mortimer – son of former Canterbury and Hull KR centre Peter – showed lightening reactions to collect a kick almost off the toe of Houghton and sprint nearly eighty metres to touch down.

There were two conversions from Cronin and the game was almost out of England’s reach. Welham and Eastmond did their best to reverse the flow, Welham’s sheer determination getting him in at the flag, then Eastmond finishing off a fine move which featured the pace and strength of Archibald.

A Westerman conversion and with fifteen minutes left the gap was back to manageable proportions, but Australian fullback Zac Russ cut clean through  from some thirty metres, Cronin kicked the conversion and a last minute penalty – and England Coach Tony Smith was left to reflect upon a night’s work which promised so much, but ultimately failed to deliver against a side which looked far sharper.

“The biggest differences were our poor execution in the first half and our concentration levels immediately after half time”; said Smith.

“With the wind behind us in the first half it would have been easy for us to go in further in front than 12-4, but it’s no co-incidence that Australians seem able to lift their intensity with a burst of energy at crucial times, and we have to learn from things like that.”

“It’s disappointing that we don’t have the chance to put the record straight with a return game, when I thought that over 70 of the 80 minutes England were the better team – but we knew the situation, and if I had one qualm it would be that we do play only one game against them”.

Smith picked out Wigan forward Lee Mossop and St. Helens scrum half Kyle Eastmond as being among the team’s top performers.

He said;“I made Lee the captain tonight because of his attitude and enthusiasm. He’s not really a front rower, but he played there tonight and he really got stuck in. Kyle Eastmond found himself closed down in the second half a bit, but he’s a player who will go on to bigger and better things and he’ll learn from this.

“Overall, it’s been an enjoyable experience and I can’t fault the enthusiasm and commitment of the players.”

AIS Under 18's celebrate victory over England Under 17's ( R.L.A.  (Photo's Peter Morley / ourfooty media)


Tthe AIS Unde r18's Squad wrapped up its four-match stint in the Northern Hemisphere with a 30-22 win against England Under 17 at South Leeds Stadium, the Schoolboys pasted BARLA Under 18s 58-12 at Whitehaven.

Leading the way was brilliant Souths Logan Magpie and Marsden State High talent Chris Sandow, who scored three tries playing at five-eighth for Australia.

His man-of-the-match performance began with an artful kick feign out wide, opening a gap for him to dive across the tryline. Sandow then put centre Peni Tagive into a hole on halfway, backing up on the inside and showing exceptional speed to finish in style.

Amazingly, Palm Beach Currumbin schoolboy Shannon Walker also had enough time to post a hat-trick before halftime, including one blistering effort over 80m.

Both Walker and Sandow are contracted to NRL newcomers the Gold Coast Titans. logoThe second half saw tries to Redcliffe’s David Hala, Easts Tigers’ Luke Capewell and Norths Devils’ Aiden Tolman.

Tries for BARLA came from winger James Haynes and Chris Forster, son of former Ireland World Cup player and Warrington Wolves mainstay Mark Forster.

While Australian Schoolboys will prepare for Saturday’s match against the Great Britain Community Lions at Doncaster, the AIS squad, featuring 12 Queenslanders, will return home after their latest success.. Learn More (source : QRL, ourfooty media)

30 - 22 ENGLAND RL

Teo (35min.), Mitchell (42), Joe (48), Merritt (52), Mortimer (55), Russ (70)

GOALS : Ben Cronin 3, Daniel Mortimer

Archibald (10min.); Welham (23,59); Eastmond (65)

GOALS : Westerman 3

Man of the MATCH Zac RUSS (Narrabri)
REFEREE : Mr. J. Leahy (Dewsbury)
HALF TIME - 12 - 4
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thanks to ( R.L.A. Images. Peter Morley ) ourfooty mate in Yorkshire, UK For these great professional photo's


1. Zac Russ
2. Galu Teo
3. Ben Jones
4. Sam Joe
5. William Isa
6. Ben Cronin
7. Daniel Mortimer
8. Ilija Radan
9. Joel Romelo
10.John Mannah
11.Blake Gallen
12.Billy Rogers
13.Jake Marketo
14.Anthony Mitchell
15.Gerard Tibbetts
16.Fred Tila
17.Zac Merritt


1. Scott Yates (Widnes Vikings)
2. James Archibald (Leeds Rhinos)
3. Jordan Turner (Salford City Reds)
4. Larne Patrick (Bradford Bulls)
5. Liam Welham (Hull Kingston Rovers)
6. Danny Houghton (Hull FC)
7. Kyle Eastmond (St. Helens)
8. Mike Burnett (Hull FC)
9. Ben Kaye (Leeds Rhinos)
10.Lee Mossop (Wigan Warriors) (c.)
11.Lee Mitchell (Warrington Wolves)
12.Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)
13.Joe Westerman (Castleford Tigers)
14.Ben Jones (Leeds Rhinos)
15.Danny Allen (Leeds Rhinos)
16.Nathan Armitage (Bradford Bulls)
17.Brett Robinson (Wigan Warriors)

AIS/ARL Rugby League TOUR 2006
Game 1: v France U18, Tuesday November 14, Mazamet
Game 2: v France U19, Friday November 17, Venue TBC
Game 3: v Great Britain Amateurs U18, Thursday November 23, Salford
Game 4: v England U17, Thursday November 30, South Leeds Stadium
AIS/ARL - 36 - 8 ( WON)
AIS/ARL - 52 - 10 (WON)
AIS/ARL - 18 - 14 (WON)
AIS/ARL - 30 - 22 (WON)
ENGLISH CONFIDENT OF 'PUTTING ON A GOOD SHOW OLD BOY' 6:30pm 30/11 THE AIS/ARL UNDER 18's play game 4 of their European and UK tour with a game against the ENGLAND UNDER 17's in Leeds on Thursday November 30 th.

With two Australian Representitive teams in the United Kingdom at the moment there is plenty of footy happening. The Australian AIS/ARL under 18's are unbeaten so far this tour after impressive wins in France last week followed by a very tough test against the Great Britain Commiunity Lions in which the Aussies boys sneeked home with a brilliant last minute try to Australian winger Kurt Beahan.

They are quitely excited in English Rugby League circles about the English squads chances this year accoring to officails from BRL & BARLA that we contacted over the past 24 hours or so.

Now we just have to wait again for the results of Game 4.

Lucky the cricket is in Australia this year or a bloke could get confused.

So while we wait for the boys to belt the English Under 17's about for 80 minutes we can all find out about the Australian Schoolboys (ASSRL) Game last night against the BARLA Under 18's which as we all know the Junior KANGAROO's won 58 - 12.. See it's easy (ourfooty media)

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS Vs WALES U 19's 26/11 The Wales under-19s rugby league side face their toughest test of the year on Sunday when they face the highly rated Australian Schoolboys side at Blackwood RFC (kick-off 2.30pm).. Learn More
AIS/ARL Under 18's in action Vs England amatures (photo : courtesy of BARLA [tom] )In only their seventh competitive match, the Great Britain Under 18 Community Lions are set to face the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

The young Lions are no stranger to the AIS after they clashed last year, and will be determined to gain revenge for the 26-8 defeat.

A by-product of the Community Board in the summer of 2004, the Community Lions have principally exhibited their prowess against opposition from across the channel, as well as facing Australian opposition in the form of the Penrith Panthers Under 18s and the AIS.

The contest is the first of two tour games the AIS will face, and will serve as ideal preparation for their encounter against the England Academy Under 17s next week.

AIS/ARL 2006 Tour -  (photo : courtesy of BARLA [tom] )AUSSIES GET HOME WITH LAST MINUTE TRY 24/11 THE GREAT Britain U18 Community Lions played the better football for most of the match, but the Australian Institute of Sport got the money 18-14 in the first of two games on English soil.

Fresh from winning two tour games in France, the AIS squad snatched the result against the Lions with a last minute try to winger Kurt Beahan.

The game at Rochedale began with Great Britain scoring two quick tries and racing to a 12-0 lead. AIS seemingly had no answer to the relentless onslaught.

However it was a different AIS team that took to the field in the second half.

A try before halftime helped arrest the opposition's momentum and when the Aussies returned they produced two tries almost straight away.

David Taylor & Sammy Jo, both to play for Australian U18'sAt that stage the score was level 14-all, a stalemate that would last for much of the game in a tense standoff.

Not that Great Britain stood by idly. In heart-breaking fashion the Lions missed penalty goals and a field goal during the second stanza.

When Beahan touched down with seconds remaining to steal the game, AIS players knew they had dodged a bullet.

While the flying winger struck the blow that counted, credit must go to centre William Isa for a fantastic offload that laid the platform. The AIS team now remains unbeaten from three games and will play the Great Britain Under-17 Academy team on Thursday 30th November at Leeds.

Gerard Tibbets, Ben Cronin, Zac Russ, Kurt Beahan
GOALS : Ben Cronin 6, Robert Langton 2

18 - 14

French Rugby League


(photos : courtesy of BARLA [tom hoyt] )
AIS UNDER 18's GB Community Lions U18s Squad:
Kurt Beahan (Dubbo)
Ilija Radan (Manly)
Mitchell Cahalane (Penrith)
Ben Cronin (Wynnum Manly)
Stefan Dippel (Darwin)
Blake Gallen (Boggabri)
Ryan Gilbert (Bundaberg Brothers)
William Isa (Penrith)
Sam Joe (Gracemere/Yeppoon)
Benjamin Jones (Redcliffe)
Robert Langton (Brisbane)
Jacob Marketo (Redcliffe)
Jonathan Mannah (Paramatta)
Zachary Merritt (Forbes)
Anthony Mitchell (Townsville)
Daniel Mortimer (Orange)
Billy Rogers (Gympie Cooloola)
Joel Romelo (Brisbane)
Zachary Russ (Narrabri)
Nathan Smith (Macksville)
Wesley Suckley (Binnaway)
Galu Teo (Aspley)
Gerard Tibbetts (Brisbane Norths)
Fred Tila (Brisbane Souths)
Brett Carter (Barrow Island/ North)
Lee Haney (Barrow Island/ North)
Jonathon Leather (Widnes St Maries/ North West)
Ben Collins (Queens/ Yorkshire)
Andy Bowman (Siddal/ Yorkshire)
Lee Williams (Aberavon Fighting Irish/ Wales)
Paul Johnson (Blackbrook/ North West)
Shaun Garrod (Siddal/ Yorkshire)
Chris Brooke (Siddal/Yorkshire)
Owen Lewis (The Valley Cougars/ Wales)
Michael Ramsden (Kells/ North)
Jack Holmes (Siddal/ Yorkshire)
Martyn Greaves (Wigan St Patricks/ North West)
Adam Myers (Townville Tigers/ Yorkshire)
Darryl Appleby (Leigh Miners Rangers/ North West)
Richard Dunham (Myton Warriors/ Yorkshire)
Sam Studley (Valley Cougars/ Wales)
Jamie Peasnell (Rylands/ North West)
Scott Johnson (East Hull/ Yorkshire)
Danny Meekin (Leigh East/ North West)
Brian Johnson (Head Coach)
Peter O’Sullivan (Ass. Coach
Colin Matthews (Ass. Coach)
Paul Walker (Trainer), Peter Jones (Trainer)
Brian Witt (Doctor)
Andrew Cooke (Physio)
Carl Briscoe (Coach)
Stephen Hunt (Asst. Coach)
Dr. David Atherton (Doctor/PRO)
Tommy Graffin (Physio)
Joe Elliott (Manager)
Tommy Taylor (Ass. Manager)
AUSSIES TOO STRONG FOR FRENCH IN SECOND HALF SCORING SPREE 19/11 AIS /ARL head coach Brian Johnson asked his young team to show composure during the second half of a sometimes spiteful match against the French under 19 team at St Gaudens, in southern France. And the Aussie team responded with seven second half tries to wrap up their second win on French soil by 52 to 10.

With a close first half and some torrid defence from both teams, the AIS/ARL team held a 12 to 4 lead at half time. St George Illawarra recruit Kurt Beahan and Sydney Roosters bound Ben Jones showed their class early in the match each scoring a try from great lead up work by five eight Ben Cronin.

But it was the man of the match Billy Rogers from Gympie who led the forwards well with his powerful running through the French forward pack.

Seven second half tries showed the class of the younger Australian team, who completely out played the French side.
Ben Jones 2, Kurt Beahan, Fred Tila, Billy Rogers, Ben Cronin, Joel Romelo, Daniel Mortimer, Robert Langton
GOALS : Ben Cronin 6, Robert Langton 2

52 - 10

French Rugby League


The AIS/ARL team will now travel to Manchester on Sunday for the second part of their France and Great Britain tour. (ARL DEVELOPMENT MEDIA RELEASE - thanks Mr. Walker)
French Rugby LeagueFRENCH
Ben CRONIN (Wynnum Manly)
Ryan GILBERT (Bundaberg Brothers)
Sammy JOE (Gracemere)
Ben JONES (Redcliffe)
Robert LANGTON (Brisbane Souths)
Jacob MARKETO (Redcliffe)
Anthony MITCHELL (Townsville Brothers)
Billy ROGERS (Gympie Cooloola)
Joel ROMELO (Redcliffe)
Galu TE’O (Aspley)
Gerard TIBBETTS (Brisbane Norths)
Fred TILA (Brisbane Souths)
Williams ISA
Jonathan MANNAH
Zachary RUSS
Nathan SMITH

Frederic Vaccari (Villeneuve on Batch),
Nicolas OF MARTINI (Olympic Toulouse),
Olivier ARNAUD (Avignon),
Thomas BARRAU (Carcassonne),
Fabien BOURREL (FC Lézignan),
Anthony CARRERE (Pia),
Mohamed JAMIL (UTC),
Mathieu ALBEROLA (Carcassonne),
Mickael SIMON (Limoux),
Mathieu GUIBERT (UTC),
Mickaël TRIBILLAC (FC Lézignan),
Joris CASAL (Limoux),
Emmanuel CANAC (Lescure),
Amaury RAYNAL (Albi),
Stephan TYSSEIRE (FC Lézignan),
Mohamed CHAMLAL (Olympic Toulouse)




AIS / ARL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM DEFEAT FRANCE UNDER 18's 16/11 The AIS /ARL Rugby League team opened their tour of France and England with a resounding win over the French under 18 team by 36 to 8 at Mazamet in the south of France today.

Rockhampton flyer Sam Joe who is heading to the Melbourne Storm next year scored two tries in a Aussie blitz of speed and skill to set up a half time lead of 18 to 6.

Sam Joe tearing thru NSW's line 2006 sooJoe who only moved to Rockhampton two years ago from Moa Island in Torres Strait proved he was a player of the future out playing the French in the first half.

Head Coach Brian Johnson praised the efforts of the French at the post match reception indicating that the efforts to build French Rugby League were showing signs of great progress.

The match was the first of a four game tour France and Great Britain for the AIS / ARL team who comprise of talented 17 and 18 year old players from around Australia.. Learn More ( ARL DEVELOPMENT MEDIA RELEASE)
The AIS offers excellent opportunities for athletes to excell in their Sport, Rugby League is no exception.
Jay ASTON (Brisbane State High)
Luke CAPEWELL (Redcliffe State High)
Israel FOLAU (Marsden State High)
Obediah GEIA (Kirwan State High)
David HALA (Southern Cross College)
Will MATTHEWS (Palm Beach Currumbin State High)
Kevin PROCTOR (Palm Beach Currumbin State High)
Chris SANDOW (Marsden State High)
Nathan STRUDWICK (John Paul College)
Shannon WALKER (Palm Beach Currumbin State High)
Jeremiah WALTERS (Marsden State High)
Liam FORAN (Signed to Norths Devils 2007)
Joel THOMPSON (Signed to Norths Devils 2007)
Aiden TOLMAN (Signed to Norths Devils 2007)
William MATAKA
Joseph PAULO
Mitchell PEARCE
Cameron WHITE
Power: Kells’ Tyrone Dalton is in the GB side facing the AustraliansHonour: Tony Burns County trio take on the Aussies for GB Under-18 08/12 THREE West Cumbrian ARL stars will definitely be in the starting 17 when the Australian Schoolboys face Great Britain Whitehaven tomorrow night.

Kells duo Tyrone Dalton and Tony Burns, plus Wath Brow’s Michael Maxwell are in the BARLA GB Under-18s side which will take on the best of Australia’s up and coming talent.. Learn More