Trio depart from Cents

PUBLISHED: 09:48 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

ST ALBANS Centurions coach Shane Rampling has revealed that England Lionhearts international Oli Fountain has left the club. Fountain, who has joined National League side London Skolars, is one of three players to leave the Centurions this winter with Al

ST ALBANS Centurions coach Shane Rampling has revealed that England Lionhearts international Oli Fountain has left the club.

Fountain, who has joined National League side London Skolars, is one of three players to leave the Centurions this winter with Al McCully heading back home to Australia and Richard Smith retiring. Rampling, speaking at the Cents AGM last Wednesday, also revealed that Graham Burghy will be his new assistant coach, taking over from Rob Collins who has stepped down from the position.

There are a number of new faces joining the Centurions ranks, several of whom have experience at a high level with BARLA (British Amateur Rugby League Association) teams as well as a couple of players from Australia and New Zealand who Rampling has high expectations of. The vast majority of last season's senior squad have pledged their futures to the club.

The provisional fixture list has been sent to clubs, which will now be reviewed and amended as necessary with the season pencilled in to start on the first weekend in April and run until August. There are two new clubs joining the league, with Bedford Tigers and the Hainault Bulldogs providing new opposition for the Cents.

Rampling has arranged a 'meet and greet' session to outline his plans for the season and for new and existing team members to meet. The event is also open to supporters and anybody who wishes to help with the running of the club. The event is taking place on January 19 at the Cents' new home at Verulam Rugby Club, with proceedings starting at 7.30pm.


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