FORMER Saints players will be included in a team that will take on the Rest of the World in a match to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of St Helens RUFC.

The game, which takes place during the LSH beer festival at the club, will celebrate the club's history and raise money for a good cause.

In 1919 a group of young men returned from the Great War and formed St Helens Old Boys Rugby Club, with the help of Cowley School, which became St Helens RUFC in 1932, with the help of Colonel W N Pilkington and then Liverpool St Helens in 1986 following the merger with Liverpool.

To celebrate the Centenary, a St Helens side will take on the Rest of the World at Moss Lane on Saturday 13 April with all proceeds from the game going to St Helens Autism Support (SAS).

The St Helens team will feature Paul Wellens, Sean Long and Martin Gleeson with the team to be coached by Justin Holbrook.

The Rest of the World side is currently under wraps with a high profile coach and a number of starters due to be announced over this weekend.