Rugby League: Young Lions overcome

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The Independent Online
GREAT BRITAIN'S young amateur side put up a brave display before going down 15-8 in the second Test against Australia at Tweed Heads, Queensland, yesterday.

A try after just two minutes from the stand-off, Ben Walker, gave the young Australians a good start, but Britain fought back to take a four-point lead with a fine try from Dave Seeds and a goal and penalty goal from the winger Jon Roper. However, the home side led 12-8 at the break after the second-row forward Jason Donegan and the winger Colin Murphy raced in for tries.

A penalty from the scrum-half Brian Hulton was the only score of the second half until the dying seconds when the substitute, Craig Carrington, added a drop- goal. The British pack defended superbly throughout, with Lee Parsley, John Clarke and Phil Hepworth outstanding.