Following an electrifying victory against Scotland in June, England Lionhearts will be in high spirits going into the next match-up against Ireland Wolfhounds. Triumph against the Irish in Hemel Hempstead could mean the Lionhearts challenge Wales for the Amateur Four Nations on Saturday 6 August in Caerphilly.
The Lionhearts appear to be favourites against Ireland Wolfhounds. In their opening match Ireland Wolfhounds suffered a heavy defeat to Wales, losing 54-22 last weekend. Clearly they will not want a repeat story, when they face England on Saturday.
…the clash with Ireland looks to be a rousing battle.
They will need to be prepared going into this clash, as Lionhearts’ coach renames the same 18 man squad which beat reigning champions Scotland 30-22 at Stanningley ARLFC three weeks ago. This includes stand off Sam Broadbent, hooker Scott Holder and the man of the moment Rob Massam, who scored a brace in the opener. With the stakes so high for the Lionhearts, the clash with Ireland looks to be a rousing battle.
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