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The Sydney Morning Herald


Date: 22/05/1988
Words: 251
          Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
Section: Sport
Page: 62
PORT MORESBY, Sunday: Garry Schofield, the costliest player in world Rugby League, grabbed two glorious tries as Great Britain defied scorching heat and a spirited Papua New Guinea fightback with a vital 42-22 rugby league World Cup victory here today.

Schofield launched the Lions' eight-week Australasian tour with his 17th try in 18 Tests for Britain and represents a real danger to the Australians in the forthcoming three match Ashes series.

Today's victory lifts Britain above New Zealand into second place on the World Cup table on eight points - one ahead of the Kiwis - with Australia's Cup final opponent likely to be decided in Christchurch on July 17.

The Lions will certainly take heart from the performances of centre Schofield, halfback Andy Gregory, former Cronulla second-rower Mike Gregory and skipper Ellery Hanley, who made three try-saving tackles.

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