West Indies debut v Hornets

The West Indies will make their Rugby League debut against Haringey Hornets on Sunday. The draw for the prelim tournament for the MX9s to be hosted by St Albans Centurions at their Woollams ground took place yesterday and pitches the new Windies side in with Haringey - the open age side put together by North London Development officer and London Skolars coach Alex Smits from local school players - and rugby union club Old Albanians, who play at Woollams.

The Police and Paras have been kept apart while St Albans, currently top of National League 3, take on the unknown quantity from South Africa and Watford-based rugby union club Fullerians. The event starts at 12.30pm with the final at 5.20pm with the winners progressing to the Mx9s main tournament at New River Stadium on 18 July.

Format - 16th May 2004

Group A A1 Ipswich Rhinos A2 Parachute Regiment A3 West London Sharks

Group B B1 Met Police B2 Luton Vipers B3 NG7

Group C C1 St Albans Centurions C2 South African Select C3 Fullerians

Group D D1 West Indies D2 Old Albanians D3 Haringey Hornets