NORWAY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SHIELD SQUAD
4th July 2011
Norway has named a strong 25-man squad for the European Shield, which commences on Saturday in Lillestrom against Germany, their first official home international.
“We are really excited by the upcoming shield matches,” said Rugby League Norge chief executive Warren Heilig. “We hope to do ourselves and the competition proud and give the Germans and Maltese a good run for their money.”
The squad is strengthened by some experienced overseas-based players, namely the Haigh brothers, Lars and Nils, who play for National Conference Premier side Saddleworth Rangers, and Tye Ingebrigsten from Mackay Cutters in the Queensland Cup.
He will make his international debut having arrived in Norway last week and joined the Fredrikstad Falcons, for whom he scored four tries in a devastating stint at the weekend.
Erlend Meldalen, Trym Vindahl (Aker Seagulls); Cam Leslie, Fredrik Skovly, Hans Meyer, Nick Palmer, Peter Engeland (Oslo Capitals); Isaac Schmidt, Joakim Jaksland, Joshua Skidmore Hornby (Tromsø Polar Bears) ; Daniel Rossetvik, Eric Sonny Mellor, Martin Smidt Sagstuen, Robin Svendsson (Flisbyen Broncos) ; Alexander Rønning, Jørgen Schmidt, Kristian Ytterdahl Elgheim, Tommy Kjøniksen (Fredrikstad Falcons) Kristoffer Borsheim (Stavanger); Sakaraia Ravonokula (Bergen) ; Kim Ingebrigsten (Deception Bay Bombers); Tye Ingebrigsten (Mackay