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Sam Breeze aiming for glory Down Under

By David Banner | Rugby | Published:

Shropshire’s Sam Breeze has received a call-up to the United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby League squad.

Sam Breeze

He will be playing in the Festival of Rugby League World Cup held in Australia, which starts tomorrow and goes on until July 16. Breeze, who is a senior aircraftsman in the 51 squadron RAF Regiment, has jetted off Down Under as part of a squad of 24 made up of players for all three military services.

The tournament consists of four teams — Great Britain, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand — and is a round-robin format, with every team playing one another with the top two qualifying for the final, and the bottom two battling it out in a third-placed play-off.

Having been born in Shrewsbury, the 28-year-old prop lives in Radley, Telford, but remarkably did not take up the sport until three years ago.

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