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Midlands-based quintet named in British Police squad

08 October 2013

  • British Police squad announced for Irish fixture
  • Strong representation from Midlands

Five Midlands-based players have been included in the British Police squad for their match against Ireland Police at The Sportsground in Galway on November 6 (5pm kick-off).

The West Midlands Police quartet of Richard Stott, Francis Nock, Toby Handley and Chris Scott are joined by Nottinghamshire Police lock Llyr Griffiths, who plays his club rugby for Nuneaton in National Three Midlands.

Stott is a former Moseley and Stourbridge lock, Nock plays in the back row for Longton in National Three North, fly half Scott plays his club rugby for Earlsdon and scrum half Handley is vastly experienced having played for Rugby Lions, Stourbridge and Broadstreet.

All five Midlands players have represented British Police before but there are three newcomers in the squad in Leighton Burrows, Russell McKeown and Kevin McGill.

British Police squad

Backs: Nic Holt (Devon & Cornwall), Gareth Williams (Gwent), Leighton Burrows (Gwent), Sam Johnson (Police Scotland), Ryan Moffat (Police Scotland), Russell McKeown (Police Scotland), Anthony Evans (South Wales), Ceri Young (South Wales), Richard Johnston (Thames Valley), Toby Handley (West Midlands), Chris Scott (West Midlands).

Forwards: Mike Blakeburn (British Transport Police), Ben Cole (Devon & Cornwall), Kevin Allen (Dyfed & Powys), Alun Davies (Dyfed & Powys), Nick Blake (Gwent), Justin Jones (Gwent), Jake Lock (Metropolitan), Kevin McGill (Greater Manchester), Llyr Griffiths (Nottinghamshire), Richard Stott (West Midlands), Francis Nock (West Midlands).