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Despite losing to Warrington Woolston Rovers in the play-offs last week, St Albans Centurions' players have been honoured in the new issue of Rugby League World magazine, out now. Skipper Tom Eisenhuth has been rewarded for his string of outstanding displays in August by being voted National League Three Player of the Month, an honour he totally deserves and that before his magnificent effort in the defeat by Woolston.
Tom, who is pictured in the mag alongside a glowing testimonial by Centurions' chairman Gary Tetlow, was interviewed on Hertbeat FM 106.7-9 on Saturday and spoke eloquently about the Cents' excellent season and the disappointment of going out at the second hurdle in the play-offs.
Also in the running for NL3 awards were Steve Toon, Leigh Strid, Dene Miller and Jamie Zonta. Miller was voted second-best centre in NL3 during August in RLW, Strid second-best scrum-half and Toon and Zonta third-best winger and stand-off respectively. They all appear in the magazine.
The Young Centurions also featured heavily in the League press last week. Coach Lee Parkin was the subject of a feature in RLW about his excellent Rickmansworth School side which provides lots of players for the Young Centurions, many of whom were mentioned, while another Centurion graduate - Oliver Fountain - was described in both League Weekly and League Express as the most promising talent on show in the recent Under-16 Academy tournament at Leeds! Fountain, 16, joined London Broncos this summer after a few games for St Albans.