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Keith Senior to skipper ex-Super League stars against NRL veterans in charity clash

Former Leeds Rhinos man Keith Senior is set to captain a Super League selection side in a charity match this coming weekend.

Senior has been retired since 2011 but he’ll don the boots again this weekend in Thailand of all places, a charity match set up in the holiday destination of Pattaya Beach.

The news was initially reported by The Mole of Wide World Of Sports but the game will be sure to attract many fans with plenty of former legends set to take part.

Since hanging up the boots in 2011 Senior has coached at Sheffield Eagles but now he returns to the field to help raise money for charity.

Funds raised will head to a local orphanage near Pattaya, the Father Ray Foundation, with the game taking place on Sunday.

Among the other star players set to feature are Matt Cooper, Richard Swain, Reni Maitua whilst there’s also the possibility that ex-Hull KR man Willie Mason could feature too.

Andy Gregory will coach the Super League contingent with Senior operating as his on field captain, whilst former Super League coach Brian Smith will coach the Australian side.

Event organiser Peter Thompson spoke on the match explaining: “We are thrilled to bring the excitement of former Australian NRL and English Super League players to Pattaya, especially for such a good cause.”

Senior will certainly be among the most experienced on the pitch given his incredible longevity that saw him make 413 Super League appearances, racking up 199 tries.

He also represented England on 10 occasions, and Great Britain a further 33 times racking up a combined 14 tries on the international stage.

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