Wales Masters set to take on Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday

There’s an afternoon of Master Rugby League at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday, hosted by Armed Forces Cymru, culminating with an international match between Wales and Ireland at 3.30pm.

To start with, there are three Masters matches between Armed Forces sides that start at 1pm.

A digital programme for the day can be downloaded by clicking here and physical copies can be bought on the day, costing £3.

Masters Rugby League is played by people aged 35 and over. Saturday’s meeting will be the sixth between Wales and Ireland at Masters level with the try-count in the games currently at 11-6 to Wales.

Even though tries are scored in Masters Rugby League, no points are recorded and there are no winners in this version of the sport, with every match ending officially in a 0-0 draw. There are no winners, no champions and no cup finals – Masters is about is all about the spirit of the game. It’s also great for mental well-being.

If you want to get involved in Masters, there are clubs all around Wales. 

If you’d like to join us or set up your own Masters team or find out more, get in touch with Chris Thomas at