Anyone want to play for England and Great Britain?

We have received an invitation from Dayle Kirby, who is involved with the England and Great Britain flag teams. It reads:

Hope to see you at the OPEN trials for Team England this Sunday in Tidworth. I’ll be in touch later with precise details about the venue and timings but we’re aiming for 12 midday registration for a 1pm start.

Please note that GB Lions Head Coach has stressed that Team England (and Team Scotland) will be the ONLY routes to GB selection for next year.

Future Team England dates include a training session on Sunday 12 November and game against Team Ireland in Dublin on Saturday 18 November.

Co-ordinators of Offence and Defence will be finalising the schedule for the day shortly, however, in keeping with the (kitted) National Programme, it is our intention to include three athletic tests:

*20-yard dash
*20-yard shuttle (>
*3-cone test (>

Even if you’re injured, please make a big effort to be there, as we’ll be doing a lot of technical work in preparation for next month’s game in Dublin.

The venue is OPPOSITE the Tidworth Oval (postcode: SP9 7SB). Feel free to e-mail me if you have any further queries:

There is a posibility that a few Sharks will be attending – Pete, Neil and Ben have all attended in the past. If you want to go then please feel to contact Dayle for more info or speak to Neil, Ben or Pete to see if they are heading up there.

More info on the league forums

If you do want to attend please let me know in advance that you will not be attending training.


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