Wales Students to take on UK Armed Forces in Nelson on Wednesday

Wales Students are to take on the United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby League side at Nelson RFC this Wednesday (kick-off 7pm).

The Welsh have just come off the back of a tough Four Nations campaign and are using this encounter to help their relationship with the armed forces and to raise funds for students programme.

Wales coach Paul Emanuelli said: “We have ten of this year’s 2019 Four Nations squad available and ten unavailable – five are in the Wales U19’s training camp and others with their professional clubs or injuries – which we largely knew about before we accepted the fixture.

“What we’ve decided to do as coaches is use the fixture as almost like a pre-trial for next year, so we’ve invited anyone who is currently a student or was in wider squad this year.

“We’ve also invited lads who intend to do courses and be a student for 2019-20 and are eligible for next year’s Four Nations in Ireland and the 2021 World Cup.”

Admission to the encounter on Wednesday 31st July is just £3.