Legendary Welsh comedian Max Boyce will be lending his support to Wales‘ newest rugby league club South Wales Scorpions when they take to the field against London Skolars at The Gnoll on Sunday 28th March (kick-off 2pm).
The Glynneath-born comedian, who is well-known for his comedy routines about Welsh rugby, has been invited to the match by Scorpions’ commercial director Rob Buckley, an invitation that he was happy to accept.
“Max is a big fan of rugby whatever the code,” said Buckley, who is also the stadium announcer at Scorpions matches.
“He’s very supportive of the Scorpions and what we are doing down here to develop rugby league in South Wales and he’s really looking forward to coming.
“I’m an old friend of his and I’ll be interviewing him on the pitch at half-time when I’m sure he’ll bring his outstanding Welsh brand of humour to the occasion. It’s a match that we’re all looking forward to and Max’s presence will make the day even more extra special.”
The links with Max Boyce and rugby league will continue throughout the year as his Glynneath RFC club will play host to the Crusaders under 16 and under 15 teams when they play a short season of matches between April and July. Youngsters from Wigan Warriors, Harlequins, Widnes Vikings and Leigh Centurions will be the visitors with the first match on Sunday 18th April against the Vikings.
“We’re very happy with all the help that Max is giving us to help build the future of Welsh Rugby League,” Buckley added.
The Scorpions travel to York City Knights this Sunday (kick-off 3pm).