About Wales Masters RL

If you’re 35 or over then Masters Rugby League is the game for you!

Masters is strictly a social version of the sport and the rules are slightly modified to cater for the older player. Historically, there have been no winners, no champions and no cup finals – Masters is about is all about the spirit of the game. The most important rule is: “everyone has to buy a drink for their opposite number!”

Masters Rugby League was first played in Wales in 2011, with Wales first fielding a Masters international player in Chris Thomas in 2014, but it wasn’t until 2019 that Wales started to take this version of the game seriously. Teams were started in North and South Wales with the first ever meeting between two Welsh sides in July of that year when North Wales Buccaneers hosted Cardiff Blue Dragons.

The first ever Wales Masters international was due to take place on Saturday 16th May at Bethesda Rugby Club but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

For more information about how to join a club, email masters@rugbyleague.wales stating your location.

Click here for the first ever Wales squad release.

Click here for the official rules of Masters Rugby League.

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