Great Britain Lions

Last Updated: Dec 7, 2023 - 9:08:24 PM

Filton's Pride Overcome Lions
Dec 7, 2023 - 10:22:27 AM

Following a tremendous victory in Poland in the Autumn the GB Lions Youth programme returned to action in the UK with a development fixture against the Filton Academy programme.

The game, taking place in testing conditions, gave the GB staff an opportunity to look at players who will form part of their plans for the 2010 international calender and beyond and it gave the Filton team an opportunity to see how quickly their Academy programme is progressing.

In a closely fought contest neither Offense managed to overcome the difficult weather conditions.
The Lions scored in the first half on a 50 yard interception return by Nick Olive. The Lions extra point kick was blocked.
The Pride replied after they caused a fumble in the visitors endzone and recovered it for a Touchdown - their extra point kick was good.
GB Head Coach Steve Rains said of the game

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Filton Academy for hosting the game and to congratulate their players and coaching staff on the performance.

I would also
like to publicly thank all of those players who now graduate from the GB Lions Youth programme - they have been fantastic.

Rains added
Naturally we missed our players who were not able to participate due to a combination of injury or availability . However, we learned some important lessons from this and gained some valuable time for the younger players - all of which bodes well for the future.

Rains concluded

We have delivered on two games this season and we look forward to developing our plans for 2010.

GB Stats


J Thompson 4 of 14  62yds 1Int
S Steward   0 of 2
JP Jones 3 for 23
M Green 1 for 22
G Davies 4 for 12
J Thompson 2 for 5
E Harewood 5 for 5
C Denham   6 for 4
C McLeod   6 for 2
F Nwokeji   2 for 1
J Wootton    2 for 32
S Hanlon1 for 17
JP Jones      1 for 13
A Jarvis    6U 3A  1FR
E Hoyte    4U 1A 1Sack
M McNair  4U  3A 1Sack
J Varney   4U
A Flannagan 2U
K Smith  2U 1A
D Gould  2U 2A 1Sack 1FF
A Burton 2U
C Facchin 2U
N Olive  1U 1A 1Int(50yds TD)
G Davies 1U 1FF
R Russell 1U 1A
C Nicholson 1U

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