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Greg Miles, Twitter: @greg_KOS_sport
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Wheelchair players will find out tomorrow if they’ve been selected for England squad after trial.
Two of Medway Dragons’ wheelchair rugby league side will find out on Monday if they have been successful in being selected for the English national team.
Nick Brooks and Joe Coyd took part in a nationwide trial ahead of the squad being selected for the Home Nations Championship, against Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which takes place in Hull at the beginning of July.
If they make the squad and then impress there is the chance they could be involved in an international match at their home venue, as the tournament acts as a trial for the international test match for the England v France game which takes place at Gillingham’s Medway Park on August 27.
Medway Dragons coach Martin Coyd said: “Each club in England is invited to send two players, so that’s how it works.
“There were some small-sided games, some drills and skills, and some very, very intense games, pretty high intensity stuff.
“Nick was in the England Talent Development Group last year, but this is the next step up from that.
“They both performed very well, the standard was very high, but they both did well, they weren’t out of their depth in any way.
“They have got a good chance, it was made up of the best players in the country so it’s pretty tough.”