This weekend Dewsbury Rams are hosting Rochdale Hornets at The Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a crunch Betfred Championship match.

However Rams fans can get double helpings of rugby league on Sunday when the club is hosting a masters game before the main event.

Boothtown Masters and Teeside Masters will play in a curtain raiser before the championship fixture between Dewsbury and Rochdale.

Fans can enter the ground for the normal match day price to watch both games of rugby take place through turnstile seven. This turnstile leads on to the south stand which is standing only and will be the only place to watch the masters game from the beginning. Once you have entered the ground for the masters game you will then not be able to transfer to another stand for the Dewsbury vs Rochdale game. All turnstiles will open as normal at 1:30pm to let supporters into the stadium as usual.

The curtain raiser will kick off at 1pm and finish for 2pm before the Rams players come out to warm up on the field of play.

The masters game has been developed over many years and is now a popular social version of the game of rugby where any player over the age of 35 who is registered with the RFL and has retired from the game can play.

The values of the masters game are as follows.

  1. Masters is non-competitive.
  2. No scores are kept; no champions, no leagues; no cup finals
  3. Masters does not allow rough, violent nor over vigorous play
  4. Master is all about enjoyment and having a good time – on and off the pitch!

We hope to see as many fans down at the Stadium as possible to cheer on both teams and build up the atmosphere before the big kick off to the main event.