Rowse selected for provisional GB squad

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CASTLEFORD Lock Lane half-back Danny Rowse (pictured) has been named in a provisional 28-man BARLA Great Britain squad that is preparing for next year’s tour to Australia.

The players will start training at Featherstone Lions ARLFC on Saturday, December 29.

The tour, which commences next September, will include a trip to the NRL Grand Final.

Changes may be made to the squad ahead of the trip as the coaching team of Paul Crarey and Tony Spence assess all eligible players.

The team opens its campaign with a game against Championship outfit Barrow Raiders on January 13.

The full squad is:

Full-backs: Ryan Rogers (Pilkington Recs), Sam Forester (Maryport). Wingers: Pat Foulstone (Dewsbury Celtic), Mike Johnson (Skirlaugh Bulls), Tom Moorby (Drighlington). Centres: Kieron Murphy (Hunslet Old Boys), Scott Lofthouse (Kells), Francis King (Wath Brow Hornets). Half-backs: Carl Dixon (Wath Brow Hornets), Danny Lynch (Pilkington Recs), Richard George (Seaton Rangers), Danny Rowse (Castleford Lock Lane), Ryan Smith (Wigan St Patricks). Props: Jamie Fields (Hunslet Old Boys), Dave Lowery (Kells), Zach Johnson (Westgate Wolves), Steven Marsh (Blackbrook Royals), Richard Huby (Wath Brow Hornets). Hookers: Ricky Hough (Myton Warriors), Marcus O’Brian (Millom), Tommy Harrison (Skirlaugh Bulls). Back rowers: Matt Huby (Wath Brow Hornets), Johnny Goulding (Cockermouth Titans), Richard Dunham (Myton Warriors), Anthony Bate (Thatto Heath Crusaders), Adam Nicholson (Dalton), John-Paul Brocklebank (Egremont Rangers), Sean Foster (Wigan St Cuthberts).