Reggae Warriors 'pumped' for Sunday's historic clash against England Knights

By October 16, 2019

Two players from Jamaica’s Rugby League champions have been named in a strong 20-man national squad set to take on England Knights at Emerald Headingly Stadium on Sunday.

Khamisi McKain and Jenson Morris, both from the Duhaney Park Red Sharks club, have travelled to Yorkshire and are currently in camp with the rest of the squad which boasts four current Super League players.

Huddersfield Giants duo Michael Lawrence and Ashton Golding have been named along with wingers Greg Johnson and Ben Jones-Bishop of Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity respectively.

Jamaica will line up for its first-ever international played by Jamaica against a tier-one nation and head coach Romeo Monteith is excited by what the opportunity presents for the Reggae Warriors.

“The team is looking pretty good for Sunday. It is going to be a very powerful England Knights team. We have no illusions about what we face but I think it’s a good opportunity for the boys to test themselves against the number-two ranked nation,” he said, adding that he is expecting good performances from the home-grown players.

“Our local boys are here. Khamisi is doing quite well in training trying to fit into the system that our English coaches have instituted for this game. Jenson looked good as well, so I am expecting them to go out there and do their best on Sunday.

“It will be the first time they are playing against this level of opposition. I think they are really excited by the occasion and not overwhelmed. It is going to be really difficult but the boys are pumped and will be looking to do their best.”

The Jamaica squad: Mo Agoro (Newcastle Thunder), Jordan Andrade (Dewsbury Rams), Alex Brown (Dewsbury Rams), Joe Brown (Newcastle Thunder), Omari Caro (London Skolars), Mason Caton-Brown (Unattached), Jymel Coleman (London Skolars), Joel Farrell (Sheffield Eagles), Ashton Golding (Leeds Rhinos), Greg Johnson (Salford Red Devils), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity), Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield Giants), Khamisi Mckain (Duhaney Park Red Sharks), Jon Magrin (Bradford Bulls), Jenson Morris (Duhaney Park Red Sharks), Ross Peltier (Bradford Bulls), Jodie Sherrife (Dewsbury Rams), Keenan Tomlinson (Batley Bulldogs), Danny Thomas (Dewsbury Celtic), and James Woodburn-Hall (Halifax).

 

 

 

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