SEVERAL rugby league veterans from the Furness area have been recognised at regional and national level.

Three players from the Barrow Masters squad have been selected to represent Great Britain Down Under.

The trio of former Roose Pioneers players – Ian O’Neill, Shaun McPoland and Ian McAllister – will set off in November on the GB Masters tour to New Zealand and Australia.

Before the tour, the GB tourists will play a warm-up fixture against a Cumbrian select, which includes a strong Barrow contingent of Vic Logan, Neil Ward, Kevin Robinson, Rick Wilson and Stuart Knagg.

The next Masters fixture in Barrow will take place this Saturday, at Redwaters, when a Roose select will take on a team representing the former Holker Pioneers club in memory of Will Richardson (kick-off 2pm).

The ex-Holker Pioneers and Roose Pioneers and Barrow Masters player passed away last year. All ex-players from both clubs and any other masters players are asked to turn up for meet for registration at 12.30pm. The club is hoping for a fantastic day and a strong turnout to raise lots of money for Will’s family’s chosen charities.