WORLD Cup representative and  Maroons and Broncos great Petero Civoniceva will make his debut at the 2014 NRL Masters Carnival on the Gold Coast, playing for the Guyra Crusty Spuds.

The four-day carnival will run from March 5-8 at Runaway Bay Seagulls Rugby League Club, with a record number of 74 teams entered from NSW, Queensland, VIC and ACT as the event continues to grow annually.

Kangaroos, Maroons and All Stars representative, Wendell Sailor will also run out again with the Butchers Old Boys squad from Thirroul and Wally Fullerton Smith, Martin Lang and Scott Sattler all returning for a second year.          

“Playing Masters is a great way to stay engaged with rugby league,” Civoniceva said.

“No matter what age you are, the passion for the game is still there and these options are perfect.

“I am told our oldest competitor is 82 years old this year, which technically makes me a rookie, it’s great being one of the young ones.

Celebrating their eighth year at the tournament are the Coodabeen Bunnies, Raymond Terrace Magpies, Dalby Diehards, Runaway Bay Old Boys, FNQ Cyclones Green, Sarina Old Guys, Ipswich Rock Wallabies, St Doms Old Boys, Melbourne Thunder Masters and the West Belconnen Ugly Warriors.

Masters Rugby League has been specifically designed with rules that cater for players who are over 35 years old and no longer wish to play competitively.

 

The rules of the game have been modified to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

Teams are listed below:

Team Name

Team Location

Aberdeen Old Tigers                  

Aberdeen / Hunter Valley

ACT Valley Dragons

Canberra

Alexandria Rovers

South Sydney

Ballina Seagulls

Ballina

Blacktown Masters

Blacktown

Bowen Basin Barbarians

Central Queensland

Bribie Warrigal Old Boys

Bribie Island

Butchers Old Boys

Thirroul

Capricorn Coast Brothers

Yeppoon

Cohoe Roosters

Ivanhoe & Cobar

Coodabeen Bunnies

Central & SE QLD / Northern NSW

Country Crustaceans

Queensland

Dayboro Cowboys Old Boys

Dayboro

Dalby Diehards Legends

Dalby

Darwin Salties

Darwin

Doonside Rebels

Doonside

Dysart Bulls

Dysart

FNQ Cyclones Green

Far North Queensland

Forster Tuncurry Hawks

Forster Tuncurry

Fortitude Valley Old Boys

Brisbane

Gayndah Gladiators

Gayndah

Gold Coast Steelers

Gold Coast

Grenfell Dinosaurs

Grenfell

Guyra Crusty Spuds

Guyra

Harden Hawks

Harden

Hibiscus Coast Raiders

Whangaparoa

Ipswich Brothers Old Boys

Ipswich

Ipswich Rock Wallabies

Ipswich

Jamberoo Olderoos

Jamberoo

Jets Old Boys Ipswich

Ipswich

Kia Toa United

Melbourne

Lyndhurst Blue Heelers

Lyndhurst

Melbourne Thunder Masters

Melbourne

Middlemount Panthers Old Boys

Middlemount

Moss Vale Old Boys

Moss Vale

Mt Isa Town Masters

Mt Isa

Muswellbrook Sharks   

Muswellbrook

Nelson Bay Blues

Nelson Bay

Noosa Cutters

Sunshine Coast

Norfolk Mutineers

Norfolk Island

Otahuhu Leopards

Auckland

Penshurst RSL

Penshurst / St George

 

Team Name

Team Location

QLD Police Old Dogs

Brisbane

QLD Redbacks

Ipswich

Raymond Terrace Magpies

Raymond Terrace

Red Ant Old Boys

Kingaroy

Runaway Bay Old Boys

Gold Coast

Runaway Bay Seagulls

Gold Coast

Sarina Old Guys

Sarina

Sawtell Rusty Panthers

Sawtell

Scone Wombats

Scone

Singleton Greyhounds

Singleton

South Blackwater Devil Dogs

Blackwater

Southside Pirates

Sutherland Shire

Springsure Mountain Men Oldies

Springsure, Central Highlands

St Christophers Panania

Panania

St Doms Old Boys

Penrith

St George Beer Bellies

St George

St Marys Golden Oldies

St Marys

Sunbury Tigers

Melbourne

Sunshine Coast Old Buzzards

Sunshine Coast

Tuggeranong Buffaloes Masters

Tuggeranong / Canberra

Tully Cyclones

Far North Queensland

Valley United Old Boys

Manly

Warilla Gorilla Old Boys 

Warilla

Waves Tigers Old Boys

Bundaberg

West Belconnen Ugly Warriors

Canberra

Western Rams

Bathurst / Orange

Westside Masters

Melbourne

Williams Valley Wombats 

Dungog

Woolgoolga Razorbacks Old Boys

Woolgoolga

Wynnum Manly Masters

Wynnum Manly

Yass Greypies

Yass

Yeppoon Seagulls Old Boys

Yeppoon

Young Cherryatrics

Young