venue: Stadio Simone Franchini, Monselice
21st June 2007
Full Match Report
Thornhill Trojans full back Johnny Campbell, Thatto Heath winger Paddy Flynn, Wigan St Cuthbert’s hooker Gary Phillips and Blackbrook second row Barry McGilvray each raced over for a brace of tries as BARLA Great Britain Select - effectively an Under 23s team - completed a Series whitewash over Italy with a 60-4 Second Test victory at Moncelise.
BARLA, who had won the tour opener 42-16 on Tuesday evening, made light of the blistering early-evening heat by easing to a 44-0 lead after 40 minutes with Campbell’s two touchdowns, Phillips’, Flynn’s and McGilvray’s openers plus tries by Drighlington prop Andy Brearley, second row Richard Cattley (Stanley Rangers) and Saddleworth scrum half Adam Kirwan.
Britain were limited to tries by Flynn, Phillips and McGilvray in the last 40 minutes, while Myton stand off Ashley James completed an eight-goal haul.Phillips was the man of the match, and there were outstanding displays by Barrow Island centre Matt Jefferson, Oulton centre Danny Hardy, Myton winger Carl Booth and prop Luke Brindley.
There were telling contributions, too, from the likes of Shaw Cross second row Dom Byrne, loose forward Steve Hodgson and substitutes James Foran (Thornhill), Gary Greenough (Leigh East) and Craig Millington (Bank Quay Bulls).
Gian Luca Pantano replied for Italy, whose best performers were scrum half Peter Vardenega and stand off Franco Kmet.
Coaches Kevin Thompson and Kevin Armitstead now turn their attention to the International Nines Tournament, also to be staged in Moncelise, which is expected to comprise 10 teams and which will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Campbell, however, could be ruled out through a sprained ankle sustained in the final quarter.
Baitieri, Boliomaro, Bressini, Carbonaro, Cossini, Franchini, Khmet, Michielien, Moro, Padoan, Pelligrini, Pantano, Ramirez, Sands, Scarabello, Vardanega, Veronese, Zacchia
BARLA Great Britain Select
Craig Millington (Bank Quay Bulls), Matt Jefferson (Barrow Island), Barry McGilvray (Blackbrook),Andy Brearley (Drighlington), Luke Brindley (East Hull), Gary Greenough (Leigh East), Carl Booth Ashley James (Myton Warriors), Danny Hardy (Oulton Raiders), Adam Kirwan (Saddleworth Rangers), Steve Hodgson (Seaton Rangers), Dom Byrne (Shaw Cross Sharks), Richard Cattley (Stanley Rangers), Paddy Flynn (Thatto Heath Crusaders), James Foran, Johnny Campbell (Thornhill Trojans), Gary Phillips (Wigan St Cuthbert’s)