International football makes it long awaited return to Rugby Leagues heartland this month when the Newcastle Rep side hosts Great Britain on Friday 20 October at Energy Australia Stadium and the Supernetwork will have all the action covered.

'This is Newcastle's chance to re-visit the glory days of Rugby league before the Knights joined the National competition' said Newcastle Rugby League CEO, Jamie O'Connor

In the years gone by the Newcastle-Great Britain has always brought out the best in the locals and the last time Newcastle defeated Great Britain in a very spiteful clash was in 1962 in front of 22,000 people

In that match English front row Jack Wilkinson and John Shaw were sent off and Les Johns and John Sattler emerged as future Internationals. Bill Owens went on to play for Australia that year

Rugby League great Graham Hughes takes over from 2SM and Hall of Fame legend Frank Hyde to call the game live across the 2SM-2HD Supernetwork throughout NSW and South East Queensland and will be joined by the 2SM Talkin Sport team of rugby league internationals Mark Geyer and Paul Langmack. They will also be joined by well known and popular 2HD and Newcastle media personalities Mike Rabbitt and Frank Barrett 

Graham Hughes said 'This has always been one of the great clashes in Rugby League and playing Newcastle has always been one of the toughest tests for visiting international teams, it should be a great game and we are looking forward to bringing all the action to you'

Supernetwork Chairman Bill Caralis concluded 'this is exciting for the Supernetwork and my only worry is that the match doesn't get to fiery and Mark Geyer drops the microphone and heads to the action, he's still very fit'

The 'Talkin Sport' call of the Great Britain Vs Newcastle match will be heard across 19 markets in NSW and South East Queensland on

2HD Newcastle

2SM Sydney

2LM Lismore

2DU Dubbo

Radio 97 Murwillumbah/Tweed/Gold Coast

2AD Armidale

2GF Grafton

2MO Gunnedah

2NZ Inverell

2VM Moree

2MG Mudgee

2PK Parkes

2TM Tamworth

2RE Taree

4AK Toowoomba

4GY Gympie/Noosa/Sunshine Coast

2HC Coffs Harbour

2PM Port Macquarie

2EL Orange