RUGBY LEAGUE: Withers Given Test Call after Hat-Trick
Hadfield, Dave, The Independent (London, England)
FRESH FROM his man-of-the-match performance in the Super League Grand Final, the Bradford full-back Michael Withers has become the first Australian-born player to be selected by Great Britain after being included in the 24-man squad for the Test in France and next month's Ashes series.
Withers was not in the original squad named by the Great Britain coach, David Waite - also an Australian - but has forced his way in with a string of outstanding performance, including the hat-trick of tries he scored in last Saturday's 37-6 demolition of Wigan. "He's here on form. It's as simple as that," Waite said. "I have to pick the best available players and at no stage did I shut …
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