Cents U13 to play Rutlish in play-off semi-final

Action from St Albans Centurions U13's win over Southend Spartans.

Action from St Albans Centurions U13's win over Southend Spartans. - Credit: Archant

St Albans Centurions U13s will play Rutlish in the London Youth League play-off semi-final.

The Cents earned a first-round bye after being crowned champions of the southern division following a 24-0 win over Southend Spartans.

It capped off an unbeaten season.

Chairman Brian Parker said “To win the league by going unbeaten all season is a great achievement - they have done so well. Over the last few seasons I’ve seen the U13 team get bigger and bigger as more young lads join up to play rugby league in summer. Next season we might have to run two teams at U14 level.

“It also helps to have a coach like Craig Naylor. I’ve never seen him get frustrated or upset, he leads by encouraging and enthusiasm which are great traits for a great coach.”

Cents will play Rutlish, who beat London Skolars in the first round of the play-offs, at Toulmin Drive on Saturday. Kick-off is 11am.

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