VETERAN Phil Chappell is promising pace and power this evening as Great Britain and Australian kick off the 2013 Police World Cup in Dewsbury.
The Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium is to provide the venue for what Spen Valley cop Chappell has called a historic clash.
The 44-year-old forward, pictured right, is confident of success over their Australian counterparts, hoping his men can start the three-team tournament, which also involves Fiji, in style.
“I have toured the globe with the British Police, but this will be my first World Cup and I cannot wait to get out there as it will probably be my last,” said Chappell.
“People who have never seen a police game will be very surprised.
“All of the boys play amateur rugby league at a high level, week in week out, so it will be fast and physical.
“I am very pleased to see the game being played at the Dewsbury ground, having played there on numerous occasions in the past.
“This game means a huge amount to everyone involved, I have been waiting for this moment for the last five years and we are all extremely confident.”
The Tetley’s Stadium hosted Britain’s last home victory over Australia back in 2003.
Action will commence tonight (Friday) from 8pm and tickets are priced at £4 for adults and £1 for children.