Huddersfield RL Players Association are to play a Masters “Touch Rugby” match, against Halifax Boothtown.
The showdown is at Huddersfield YMCA’s Laund Hill home on Sunday (11.30am), with former players who are still active playing their second masters match.
The Huddersfield team is set to include Paul Riley, Neil Flanagan, Martin Maders, Paul Royston, Damon Scholes, Marcus St Hillaire, Colin Harris, John Taylor, Rob Salmon, Chris Coop, David Oates, Wayne Daley, Alan Boothroyd, Colin Hawkyard, Abe Philips, Darren Fleary and Phil Huck.
All the players are then going on to watch the Giants Super League game against Hull FC where they will be presented to the crowd.
Rugby League laws of the game apply with modifications to reduce the physicality of the game, with “rough or over vigorous play” not being condoned, and to reduce the amount of running, for example defence must only retreat five metres at the play the ball.
Masters player are divided by age, this being signified through the use of different coloured shorts, physical contact is restricted or removed in both attack and defence for individual players based on the colour of shorts, younger players can tackle normally, older player complete a tackle by a two handed hold or by a touch.
White shorts (age 35 to 49) players can tackle each other normally, red shorts (50 to 59) players must be physically stopped and held, on defence red shorts players make a two handed hold on the attacker and gold shorts (60 plus) players to tackle or be tackled need to just touch.
There will be a two minute silence in remembrance for the sudden passing of ex-Association secretary and Huddersfield RL historian David Gronow.