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BARLA teach Czech Republic a lesson

Great Britain Emerging Lions finished off the week's tour of the Czech Republic with a fantastic 18 try route of a plucky Czech Republic Students which was played in humid and muggy conditions though the Young Lions weren't fazed by th
BARLA teach Czech Republic a lesson
by NRL

Great Britain Emerging Lions finished off the week's tour of the Czech Republic with a fantastic 18 try route of a plucky Czech Republic Students which was played in humid and muggy conditions though the Young Lions weren't fazed by the weather.

An outstanding display included four tries from man of the match Josh Adu-Dwamaa (Leigh East), and a brace of hat-tricks from Andy Hutton (Wigan St Patricks) and Alex Rudd (West Hull).

The Lions kicked the game off and found touch straight away for a head and feed scrum and on the second tackle Hutton raced in to open up the scoring after one minute.

The Lions then pushed up field and the second try came minutes later as Rudd dummied through the line to dive over at the side of the posts.

The Czech Students were trying to take the ball forward but some ferocious tackling from BARLA kept them at bay and Hutton got his brace finishing off a pin point set play.

Quick hands from the half's Charlie Tomlinson (Wath Brow Hornets) and Brad Delaney (Dewsbury Moor) opened up for Josh Adu-Dwamaa to race in on 16 minutes.

Two minutes later Ben Milburn (Kells) broke down the middle to draw the fullback and feed his supporting team-mate Matty Henson (Cockermouth Titans) who touched down.

The Students then seemed to up their game gaining some repeat sets allowed them to gain good field position. The Lions answered anything they gave with solid defense from the forwards Tom Goffatt (Askam), Ryan Hickman (Latchford Albion Unicorns), Jamie Philips (Wath Brow Hornets) and Hutton.

On 27 minutes Brad Delaney toyed with the Czech defence as he skipped along showing the ball and finding his hole to race in and two minutes later Delaney once again found the opening and outpaced the cover for his second.

The Lions forwards were dominant in the middle of the park and a strong push upfield saw Adu-Dwamaa dart over for his second.

Travis Jones (Skirlaugh) returned the restart straight up the middle and a quick play the ball gave Connor Johnson (Leigh East) an opening from dummy half, his neat off load in the tackle found Rudd who sprinted 40 metres and dived over closing the first half 46-0 to the Lions.

A second half try fest was on the cards as the Lions mirrored their strong first half performance scoring after 42 minutes as Matty Heaton (Dalton) bust through the middle and galloped downfield to score under the posts.

Tom Battye (Castleford Panthers) then latched onto a Heaton pass after a massive hit up from Jones that gave the Lions a 56-0 lead.

The kick return by Matty Gee (Orrell St James) gave a halfway field position which allowed Adu-Dwamaa to scoot and race away 50 metres and score his hat-trick.

Alex Addy (Dewsbury Celtic) then made a strong upfield run and from the play the ball Ben Milburn (Kells) drew the fullback and fed Battye to make it 68-0.

The Students then pushed upfield themselves but couldn't finish and strong defence from the Lions held them up over the line on the last tackle. Adu-Dwamaa quickly took the ball and raced 90 metres for his quartet of tries.

Johnson's dummy half influence was big as he scooted away and offloaded to Hutton for his hat-trick.

Johnson was rewarded for his nonstop efforts when he finished off a Tomlinson break who passed to Heaton who unselfishly passed the ball for Johnsons try.

Rudd was on the score sheet again soon after when Gee broke up field and drew the cover defence to allow Rudd to dive under the posts to complete his hat-trick.

From the restart Milburn collected the kick off under his own posts and stepped through the now exhausted Czech defence and race the full length of the field to close the game out 98-0 to the Lions.

CZECH REPUBLIC STUDENTS: 1. Ricahrd Gach, 2. Martin Kulhonek, 3. Ales Peska, 4. Lukas Bohua, 5. Mike Masia, 6. Ladislav Cinter, 7. Victor Leeuw, 8. Javoslav Hlavacek, 9. Vit Rejda, 10. Ales Tucka, 11. Jiri Novak, 12. Pavel Vovra, 13. Roman Nedonlel. Subs: 14. Phil Williamson, 15. John Chikambui, 16. David Lahr, 17. Daniel Nejepinsky, 18. Jon Haltus, 19. Lobus Barta

BARLA GREAT BRITAIN EMERGING LIONS: 1. Ben Milburn (Kells), 2. Danny Carney (Thatto Heath Crusaders), 3. Matty Gee (Orrel St James), 4. Tom Battye (Castleford Panthers), 5. Josh Adu-Dwamaa (Leigh East), 6. Charlie Tomlinson (Wath Brow Hornets), 7. Brad Delaney (Dewsbury Moor), 8. Ryan Hickman (Latchford Albion Unicorns), 9. Matty Henson (Cockermouth Titans), 10. Tom Goffatt (Askam), 11. Jamie Philips (Wath Brow Hornets), 12. Anthony Hutton (Wigan St Patricks), 13. Alex Rudd (West Hull). Subs: 14. Sean Kenny (Thatto Heath Crusaders), 15. Connor Johnson (Leigh East), 16. Matty Heaton (Dalton), 17. Alex Addy (Dewsbury Celtic), 18. Travis Jones (Skirlaugh).

Tries: Hutton 3, Rudd 3, Adu-Dwamaa 4, Henson, Delaney 2, Heaton, Battye 2, Johnston, Milburn,

Goals: Delaney 5, Milburn 4, Adu-Dwamaa 1, Johnson 1, Hutton 1, Gee1,

Half-time: 0-46

Referee: Warren Turley

Weather: Humid/Overcast

Man of the Match: Josh Adu-Dwamaa (BARLA Great Britain Emerging Young Lions)


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