ST Albans Join MX9s Party

ST ALBANS CENTURIONS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB have been invited by the organisers of the MX9s (Middlesex Nines) competition to host one of two MX9s qualifying events at their Woollams ground on Sunday 16 May 2004.

The MX9s began last year with a successful event hosted by the Federation of Middlesex Societies and London Skolars at their New River Stadium, with the ROYAL ENGINEERS beating the Skolars in the final. The competition included a mixture of rugby league and rugby union teams from the capital and beyond, such as London Nigerians RFC, South London RLFC and East Hull ARLFC, playing to nine-a-side League rules. The event gained major coverage in the national press and is set to grow enormously this year, with two qualifying tournaments, hosted by South London and St Albans Centurions, with the winners going through to the main event at New River on Sunday 18 July.

St Albans are hoping to attract an exciting array of League and union teams on May 16, with the following teams among those invited; Rugby League clubs: Hemel, Luton, Essex, St Ives, South Norfolk, Cambridge, Ipswich, Oxford, Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, Oxford University, Cambridge University, West London,Scottish Exiles. Rugby Union clubs: OAs, Saracens, OVs, St Albans, Harpenden, Tabard, Fullerians, Hertford, Welwyn, Luton.

Other interested teams should contact [email protected] or call Gary Tetlow on 07713472091. You can also find out more by visiting

SOUTH LONDON EVENT is on Sunday 20 June at South London Storm RLFC(@ Streatham & Croydon RFC), 159 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CroydonCR7 7JP.

For more details, contact details for Robert Grant, c/o South London Storm RLFC, 100c Englefield Road, Islington, London N1 3LQ. Tel: 07791488284.