The squad for this year’s GB Pioneers tour to Hungary at the end of July has been announced.
20 players from University’s across the country will make the trip on July 22 and will play against local sides as well as running training sessions in order to help the growth of the game in Hungary.
The Pioneers’ first match is on July 23, a date which also marks the fifth anniversary of the first game of Rugby League to have been played in Hungary.
The squad will then play in the EuroTag tournament on July 27, and then compete in a second tournament on July 30, before flying back to the UK the following day.
During the week, the Pioneers will deliver introduction to Rugby League sessions to local children and young people, as well as supporting the Hungarian national side and existing local sides as well as running sessions to help the growth of the game in Hungary.
The squad will also take in a trip to the country’s capital city, Budapest.
The GB Pioneers squad is as follows:
Aaron Levy – Newcastle University
Angus Parkin – University of Liverpool
Ben Lines – Oxford Brookes University
Bowden Morgan – Newcastle University
Corie Shorrock – Bangor University
David Harrison – University of Bristol
Elliot Townsend – University of Hull
Iestyn Withers – Cardiff Met University
Josh Hill – University of Salford
Jush Tucker – Durham University
Keenen Tomlinson – Leeds Beckett University
Lewis Davey – Leeds Trinity University
Liam Curnow – Cardiff Met University
Liam Jackson – Loughborough University
Louis Ford – Swansea University
Mark Cordeaux – University of Sheffield
Martyn Steel – University of Leicester
Matt McKelvey – Belfast Met University
Ryan Scholes – University of Bradford
Tim Smith – University of Hertfordshire