GB Armed Forces lose in Brisbane

GB Armed Forces lose in Brisbane

LEE Queeley couldn’t help Great Britain Armed Services RL side overcome the Australian Services, as they lost 26-24 in Brisbane on their tour down under.

The Cleckheaton RUFC winger lined up in the second row in the curtain-raiser, played at the Suncorp Stadium before the State of Origin decider.

GBAFRL led for most of the first half thanks to tries from Vuli Viekune (two) and James Young.

However the Australians hit back and went into half time with the scores level at 16-16.

GB found themsleves behind for the first time when Mitch Simington scored for the hosts.

The tourists were soon level after a good kick through, this time from Young, won another set of six and the Lions roared loudest as Howley burst through to score with 16 minutes to go. Si Wray converted to make it 22-22.

Further good work by Young, who had placed his kicks superbly throughout, forced a penalty which Wray took to gain the lead for his side with 10 minutes remaining.

The tourists then began to release the ball quickly, instead of steadying the ship and a poor set of six came to nothing. In the dying minutes a knock on saw GB on their own line and following a scrum on the 10-metre line Simington ran over to dash their hopes and win the game.

Great Britain were beaten 22- 18 in their first game of the tour by Queensland Combined Universities at Albert Bishop, Nundah on July 3 where Queeley started on the bench.

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