The first ever matches of “Masters Rugby League” in Wales is going to be played at Caerphilly RFC on Sunday 26th June from 12.30pm writes Ian Golden.
It’s all part of a big day of action that sees South Wales Scorpions face Hunslet Hawks at 3pm in Kingstone Press League 1.
Also, the official Rugby League European Cup trophy, that Wales won last year, will be on display and you can have you photo taken with it during the day.
The sides competing in the Masters Rugby League will be from South Wales, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Medway Dragons from Kent, giving the day a big England v Wales and War of the Roses flavour.
International players already confirmed for Wales include former Caerphilly RFC stars Karl Hocking, who also played for Celtic Crusaders RL, Carcassonne RL, Bridgend Blue Bulls RL, Scarlets RU, Tondu RU, Bridgend Ravens RU and Maesteg RU, and Nathan Strong, who in addition to Caerphilly, also played for Bridgend Blue Bulls, Bridgend Ravens, Tondu and Maesteg as well as Pontypridd RU and Aberavon RU.
The side will be captained by Caerphilly resident Chris Thomas who has played Masters Rugby League for Great Britain against Australia.
“I was honoured to play for Great Britain against the Australians,” said Thomas, “It is certainly one of the highlights of my sporting career. Now it’s great to be playing Master Rugby League in Wales for this first time. We’re all looking forward to Sunday.”