Wales Masters to take on Canada in August

Wales Masters will take on Canada at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 30 August in what will be their second home game at that venue this year.

The Welsh toured Canada in July last year and now it’s the Grizzlies turn to cross the Atlantic to play an over 35s international match.

There are five new players in the squad – 68-year old Great Britain Police player, Andrew Mogford, who has played for Wales Exiles, will become the oldest player ever to turn out for Wales if he takes to the field, beating Wales Wheelchair’s John Doyle who was 65 years and 7 months when he last won a cap for that side in 2019.

Mark Bostock comes from the Chester Gladiators club and has also played Origin for Wales Masters, whilst Mark Camm is with North Wales Buccaneers. From the south, Karl Reinholdt and Scott Woodman come from Cardiff Blue Dragons.

Masters Rugby League is played by people aged 35 and over. 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 

Wales Masters Squad: Michael Hughes (Cadishead Rhinos), Simon Fry, Lee Iles, Carl Rawes, Karl Reinholdt, Lee Roberts, Peter O’Sullivan, Scott Woodman (all Cardiff Blue Dragons), Mark Bostock* (Chester Gladiators), Andrew Mogford* (Great Britain Police), Mark Camm*, David Gray, Gethin Morgan, John Williams, Dylan Williams, Dean Wilson (North Wales Buccaneers), Simon Fooks (Maryport Masters), Alun Griffiths (Swindon St George)