The masters at St Albans Centurions Rugby League Club are all set for a new season - with game one helping support a charity side.

They kick-off at 12.45pm on Saturday, April 22, with a fixture against Colostomy UK at London Skolars.

The players from the opposition all wear stoma bags but still enjoy a game, a "truly inspiring feat" according to Cents' Mick O'Shea.

Centurions then have fixtures against Southampton Spitfires, Medway Dragons, South London Clippers and, closer to home, Kimpton Vees.

O'Shea added: "As ever the only requirement is to be 35 or older, have a good sense of humour and just enjoy a bit of social rugby.

"If you fancy a bit of touch rugby, whatever your age or gender, just come along and join in."

The masters side trains alongside their senior counterparts at Cents' Toulmin Drive home.

For more information, email Mick O'Shea on or call 07989 898 842 

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Cents' masters have also bucked the trend by going out and sponsoring a young player.

David Slater is part of the London Broncos academy side and he has plenty of pedigree in both codes, having learned his league trade at Hemel Stags while his union affairs were dealt with by Harpenden.

He is turning into a fine hooker too, scoring in an early season game for Broncos reserves. 

He also has links to the masters side as dad Jamie plays for them.