ELLIS: WE ARE CONFIDENT OF BEATING AUSTRALIA
4/11/2011 11:09:05 AM
Our very own Gareth Ellis, who is preparing to take on the Aussies this Saturday at Wembley, took time out of his busy schedule to give Wests Tigers fans an insight into England’s preparations ahead of the big game.
Here’s what he had to say…
“We’re into the swing of things now with a massive game against the Aussies coming up this weekend. The camp has been excellent so far and probably the most scientific and professional environment I’ve ever been involved in.
This week we’ve been in London for the double header at Wembley. We arrived on Wednesday night and got suited and booted for the RLIF awards which took place at the Tower of London. It kicked off with a tour around the castle which I found fascinating. I could have listened to the soldier all day with his stories of Kings and Queens, famous battles and beheadings.
We also we got to see the Crown Jewels which were amazing. I certainly recommend it to any Tigers fans who visit London.
We then went on to a drinks reception at a place reported to be the most haunted place in Britain. I thought I had seen a ghost stood there in front of me wanting to shake my hand but it turned out to be Chris Lawrence who has turned an even lighter shade of white due to the cold weather!
Chris Heighington and I caught up with all the Wests Tigers boys who seemed to be having a great time. Benji had been playing a real life form of monopoly as he chased frantically around London looking for all the famous streets. I also heard that the Aussie boys had been to the soccer and were pleasantly surprised with the mild weather so far.
The pleasantries are over now and we have a big game this week against the Aussies, one we are really confident of doing well in and we want to keep our great record at Wembley against Australia intact.”
We will have more from Gareth next week so stay tuned.
What, they got to see the crown jewels I’ll leave that one alone. Nice update from Gareth, I hope he isn’t too disappointed when England are beaten by Australia however he can look forward to getting back to Australia and playing in a winning team, all is not lost Gareth :slight_smile:
The Wembley factor could play a part
Didn’t we lose to an English team with 12 players in 1994 and they beat us in 1990 also with that fabulous referee Julian Rascagnares (Oh and no Wally Lewis)
England have no hope