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RUFC - Joseph 'Internationals was good experience'

Rotherham United defender, Mark Joseph, is the latest Millers player to win International caps when he recently played for Antigua.

Speaking to The Advertiser, Joseph said, 'it was a good experience and something that I'm glad I did.

'I was asked to play for Antigua last season but my commitments at Rotherham United meant I had to say 'no'. Luckily, they got into a two-legged World Cup match and I was asked to participate and, after meeting up with the rest of the squad in Ipswich, I flew out to Antigua where we had a training camp for two weeks. The first leg was played at the Vivian Richards Stadium and, although it wasn't a sell out, it was a good atmosphere. We were underdogs and were expected to lose, which we did 4-3, but we were unlucky.'

The squad then flew to Cuba to play the second leg and Joseph says, 'I thought Antigua was hot until we got to Cuba! It was unbelievable! We lost 4-0 which was unfortunate but we gave it a go.

'Antigua have a tournament coming up against local countries such as Trinidad and Barbados and yes, I'd like to play for them again. But it depends on the times and pressures here.

'It was a good experience and I got the chance to play for the country my Dad was born in and a country that's close to my family and friends. And, if I don't get to play for them again then I can say I had the chance and took it.'

Antigua is the main Island of the country Antigua and Barbuda in the West Indies and the largest of the Leeward Islands. The capital is St Johns. Antigua is also known as Wadadli, which means 'our own' and it's major sport is cricket with Sir Vivian Richards probably being it's most famous son.




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 11 2008

Time: 8:37AM

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was he born there or is this another nation falsely playing ringers?
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13/07/2008 18:17:00

either way good experience for the lad and hopefully someof it may rub off on the team >???...
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14/07/2008 12:33:00

I believe it was his father's place of birth
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14/07/2008 14:40:00

 

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