From news breaking on Twitter it appears that there may be a mid-summer revival of the Exiles for a game to be played over the international weekend of the 25th to 27th June 2021 with most likely England, but possibly a GB Lions team, taking on an international side made up of overseas players plying their trade in Super League.
It has come to light after the RFL published a job advert for a Team Manager to attend all team events and training session and to be part of the camp during the competition period.
There have been four previous encounters between England and the Exiles with honours shared, both sides being victorious on two occasions. The Exiles won the one-off game at Headingley in 2011 by 16-12, while it was a win apiece in the two-game series held in 2012 for games at Langtree Park and what was then the Galpharm (now John Smith’s in Huddersfield). The last time that the two sides met was eight years ago in 2013 when England won by 30-10 at the Halliwell-Jones in Warrington.
Noted for its secretive pre-launch build up, black cloaked individuals parading around stadia without explanation in the lead up to the announcement, the attendances were disappointing, peaking at just over 14,000 for the first encounter.
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