Southern Conference League

16 Oct 2019

First-ever Southern Lionhearts squad announced

First-ever Southern Lionhearts squad announced

Following the successful North West Men's League and Yorkshire Men's League Lionhearts regional representative programmes, the RFL have now expanded this to the Southern Leagues.

Designed to give players and staff an opportunity to gain some experience of representative rugby and international touring, the Southern Lionhearts will select the most deserving players from the four southern regional Leagues of West of England, East of England, London and the Midlands. 

The squad of 20 players will take on the Welsh Dragonhearts on the 26th October at the Gnoll in Neath and will embark on a European tour in 2020.

The Southern Lionhearts squad & staff:


  • Dane O'Hehir Hammersmith Hills Hoists
  • Luke Schofield Reading Raiders
  • Levi Myers Birmingham Bulldogs
  • Matt Neild Bedford Tigers
  • Cam Taylor Bath RL
  • Alex Deery London Skolars A
  • Josh Spearing Bedford Tigers
  • Jay Neath Birmingham Bulldogs
  • Harry Pyke Brentwood Eels
  • Kristian Naylor St Albans
  • Joe Collins - Gloucestershire All Golds
  • Peter Logan - Birmingham Bulldogs
  • Tommy Heydon - Oxford Cavaliers
  • Shane Hurley - Hemel Stags
  • Ben Thyer - Bath RL
  • John Stanfield - Boston Buccaneers
  • Luke Keanie - London Chargers
  • Garin Nicholls - Oxford Cavaliers
  • Alex Nolan - North Hearts Crusaders
  • Josh Jackson - Derby City
  • Glenn Tyreman - Coach -Southampton Spitfires
  • Gareth Barron - Coach - Newham Dockers
  • Matt Bodey - Coach - Bath RL
  • Chris Chatten - Team Manger - Bath RL
  • Rob Ashton - Kit & Logistics - Bedford Tigers
  • Stuart Prior - Program Lead