RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Lions Suffer Defeat In Tour Opener Against Tonga

Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:13 pm
Posts: 0
Member for 21 years

Lions Suffer Defeat In Tour Opener Against Tonga





Nothing sets the pulse of a rugby league fan racing like a Great Britain Lions Tour down under, and after a twelve year absence the Lions opened their four match odyssey with a visit to the FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton City, New Zealand, to take on a Tongan Invitational XIII.

There was only one survivor in the GB squad from the side which whitewashed New Zealand in 2007, the skipper James Graham who had been a substitute in Tony Smith's side in all three matches during the last UK test series.

There was a strong and passionate Tongan support in Hamilton for the game (despite the recent issues and some requests for Tongan supporters to stay away), a good contingent of tourist supporters who had made the long trip, and plenty of neutrals who were getting a look at the Lions side ahead of the two match series against New Zealand.

READ MORE ON THIS STORY...


Lions Suffer Defeat In Tour Opener Against Tonga





Nothing sets the pulse of a rugby league fan racing like a Great Britain Lions Tour down under, and after a twelve year absence the Lions opened their four match odyssey with a visit to the FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton City, New Zealand, to take on a Tongan Invitational XIII.

There was only one survivor in the GB squad from the side which whitewashed New Zealand in 2007, the skipper James Graham who had been a substitute in Tony Smith's side in all three matches during the last UK test series.

There was a strong and passionate Tongan support in Hamilton for the game (despite the recent issues and some requests for Tongan supporters to stay away), a good contingent of tourist supporters who had made the long trip, and plenty of neutrals who were getting a look at the Lions side ahead of the two match series against New Zealand.

READ MORE ON THIS STORY...

RLFANS.COM news items are posted in forums where it is thought that they will be of interest to the readership, all comments made below will also be available for viewing through the front page.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to Batley Bulldogs


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
9891
2m
Leon Hayes
Kevin Turvey
16
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25569
2m
Stats dont lie
FIL
5
15m
2022 Injuries & Suspensions
Shabino
299
16m
Poor future
vastman
5
21m
RD 17 Hull FC A
Frosties.
14
22m
Reserves v newcastle
Luppylad
1
23m
Salford away
vastman
208
25m
Leeds home
number 6
13
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
14s
Rumours and signings v9
NickyKiss
23493
15s
Widnes game
BigTime
32
16s
Barrow Away
Listenup94
7
16s
the "return" of Tory sleaze
chissitt
113
21s
Toulouse at home
Big Steve
39
24s
Poor future
vastman
5
26s
Warrington away
Marcus's Bic
228
35s
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25569
35s
Coaching
fanstanningl
27
36s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Shabino
580
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Reserves v newcastle
Luppylad
1
TODAY
Stats dont lie
FIL
5
TODAY
No disciplinary action for Trinity this week
vastman
2
TODAY
WIRE YED Prediction Competition Salford Home
karetaker
2
TODAY
One more incoming
jason b
1
TODAY
Leeds home
number 6
13
TODAY
Max Jowitt
Manuel
12
TODAY
Jy Hitchcox
Peter Goddar
1
TODAY
TODAYS MATCHES Monday 27th of June 2022
Marvin
1
TODAY
RD 17 Hull FC A
Frosties.
14
Random Topics selected.
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD
19.33Million +42,154 ↑3679,11234,030
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
 TODAY
       Championship 2022-R16
19:45
Barrow
v
Halifax
 Sun 3rd Jul
       Championship 2022-R17
15:00
Batley
v
Whitehaven
 Fri 8th Jul
       Championship 2022-R18
19:45
Sheffield
v
Batley
 Mon 18th Jul
       Championship 2022-R19
19:45
York
v
Batley
 Sun 24th Jul
       Championship 2022-R20
15:00
Batley
v
Widnes
 Sat 30th Jul
       Championship 2022-R21
15:00
Batley
v
Dewsbury
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Matches on TV
Mon 27th Jun
CH RND: 16
19:45
Barrow-Halifax
Fri 1st Jul
SL RND: 17
20:00
Castleford-Huddersfield
Sat 2nd Jul
L1 RND: 13
13:00
Cornwall-Hunslet
SL RND: 17
18:00
Catalans-St.Helens
Fri 8th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Newcastle-Bradford
Sat 9th Jul
L1 RND: 14
13:00
Cornwall-Doncaster
SL RND: 18
19:00
Leeds-Castleford
SL RND: 18
16:45
St.Helens-Wigan
SL RND: 18
14:30
Wakefield-Toulouse
Sun 10th Jul
SL RND: 18
15:15
Catalans-Warrington
SL RND: 18
13:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL RND: 18
17:30
Hull KR-Hull FC
Mon 11th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Halifax-York
Sun 17th Jul
L1 RND: 15
13:00
Keighley-Cornwall
Mon 18th Jul
CH RND: 19
19:45
York-Batley
Thu 21st Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Leeds-Wigan
Sun 24th Jul
CH RND: 20
15:00
Whitehaven-Leigh
Sat 30th Jul
CH RND: 21
12:45
LondonB-Sheffield
CH RND: 21
15:00
Batley-Dewsbury
CH RND: 21
17:15
Bradford-Halifax
Sun 26th Jun
CH RND: 16 Bradford48-6Dewsbury
CH RND: 16 Featherstone20-28Batley
CH RND: 16 Newcastle66-22Workington
CH RND: 16 Whitehaven16-40York
CH RND: 16 Widnes26-22LondonB
SOO RND: 2 New South Wales44-12Queensland
L1 RND: 12 Crusaders18-26Doncaster
L1 RND: 12 Keighley62-0Oldham
SL RND: 16 Castleford17-16Catalans
SL RND: 16 Hull KR10-38Huddersfield
SL RND: 16 Salford74-10Wakefield
Sat 25th Jun
L1 RND: 12 Hunslet24-32Rochdale
L1 RND: 12 LondonS4-24Swinton
L1 RND: 12 West Wales22-48Cornwall
MINT2022 RND: 1 NZ26-6Tonga
MINT2022 RND: 1 SAM42-12Cook I
MINT2022 RND: 1 PNG24-14Fiji
Fri 24th Jun
CH RND: 16 Sheffield4-58Leigh
SL RND: 16 Warrington4-0Hull FC
SL RND: 16 Wigan40-6Toulouse
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 16 638 136 502 30
Featherstone 16 624 228 396 27
York 16 426 284 142 26
Batley 15 432 249 183 23
Halifax 15 428 248 180 20
Barrow 15 365 306 59 19
 
Bradford 16 373 335 38 18
Sheffield 15 339 368 -29 14
Widnes 16 337 437 -100 12
Newcastle 16 354 455 -101 12
Whitehaven 16 242 550 -308 8
LondonB 16 252 450 -198 5
Dewsbury 16 211 552 -341 4
Workington 16 188 611 -423 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 11 493 90 403 22
Swinton 11 420 157 263 18
Crusaders 11 387 218 169 16
Rochdale 11 422 258 164 16
Doncaster 11 326 266 60 14
Hunslet 11 286 258 28 11
 
Oldham 11 312 276 36 7
Midlands 10 278 339 -61 6
LondonS 11 196 450 -254 6
Cornwall 11 186 500 -314 2
West Wales 11 110 604 -494 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 16 404 170 234 28
Wigan 16 434 301 133 24
Huddersfield 16 379 266 113 23
Catalans 16 356 219 137 22
Hull FC 16 310 289 21 16
Castleford 16 334 350 -16 16
 
Hull KR 16 281 336 -55 14
Salford 16 365 395 -30 12
Warrington 16 300 380 -80 12
Leeds 16 261 322 -61 11
Wakefield 16 257 440 -183 10
Toulouse 16 236 449 -213 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 15
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 15 456 219 237 26
Melbourne 14 494 224 270 24
NQL Cowboys 15 378 197 181 22
Cronulla 14 316 248 68 18
Brisbane 14 312 255 57 18
Parramatta 14 339 303 36 18
Sydney 15 319 290 29 14
Souths 14 322 301 21 14
 
Manly 15 320 324 -4 14
Canberra 15 270 309 -39 14
St.George 14 253 325 -72 14
Canterbury 15 230 337 -107 8
Newcastle 14 184 362 -178 8
NZ Warriors 15 248 433 -185 8
Gold Coast 15 234 380 -146 6
Wests 14 196 364 -168 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Womens Internationals 2022 ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
ENGLAND 2 6 32 -26 4
FRANCE 1 10 36 -26 0
WALES 1 6 32 -26 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
9891
2m
Leon Hayes
Kevin Turvey
16
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25569
2m
Stats dont lie
FIL
5
15m
2022 Injuries & Suspensions
Shabino
299
16m
Poor future
vastman
5
21m
RD 17 Hull FC A
Frosties.
14
22m
Reserves v newcastle
Luppylad
1
23m
Salford away
vastman
208
25m
Leeds home
number 6
13
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
14s
Rumours and signings v9
NickyKiss
23493
15s
Widnes game
BigTime
32
16s
Barrow Away
Listenup94
7
16s
the "return" of Tory sleaze
chissitt
113
21s
Toulouse at home
Big Steve
39
24s
Poor future
vastman
5
26s
Warrington away
Marcus's Bic
228
35s
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25569
35s
Coaching
fanstanningl
27
36s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Shabino
580
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Reserves v newcastle
Luppylad
1
TODAY
Stats dont lie
FIL
5
TODAY
No disciplinary action for Trinity this week
vastman
2
TODAY
WIRE YED Prediction Competition Salford Home
karetaker
2
TODAY
One more incoming
jason b
1
TODAY
Leeds home
number 6
13
TODAY
Max Jowitt
Manuel
12
TODAY
Jy Hitchcox
Peter Goddar
1
TODAY
TODAYS MATCHES Monday 27th of June 2022
Marvin
1
TODAY
RD 17 Hull FC A
Frosties.
14
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!