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British men face Italy in World League test

5th March 2012

The British Gas GBR Men’s Water Polo team face their latest FINA World League test against world champions Italy on Tuesday night.

The British men emerged with credit from a 14-6 defeat when they hosted the Italians in their first World League preliminary in Manchester last December.

The Brits impressed again as they ran Russia close in their second preliminary in Kirishi and will look to continue their improvement against the world champions in Cremona before returning to home shores for their final preliminary against Russia on 20th March.

Captain Craig Figes has been plying his trade with domestic club Simply Sport Pescara in Italy and will lead a 13-strong British team into battle with the match starting at 19:30 GMT.

British Gas GBR Men's Water Polo team to face Italy

Name (hometown) Club European Club
Ed Scott (Bolton) City of Manchester Club Mediterrani
Craig Figes (Bristol) Bristol Central Simply Sport Pescara
Rob Parker (Cheltenham) Cheltenham CN Terrassa
Alex Parsonage (Dudley) Lancaster UZSC Utrecht
Adam Scholefield (Leeds) Rotherham Metro PVSK-Fuszert
Joe O'Regan (Oldham) City of Manchester PVSK-Fuszert
Glen Robinson (Kendal) Lancaster SV Wurzburg
Jack Waller (Enfield) Invicta CN Sant Andreu
Sean Ryder (Nottingham) City of Manchester SV Weiden
Mike Bourne (Birmingham) City of Manchester CD Turia
Richard Lawlor (Wigan) City of Manchester CD Turia
William Middleton (Cheltenham) Cheltenham SC Wedding Berlin
Matt Holland (Carshalton) Sutton and Cheam Aix-en-Provence
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