ROB MASSAM has hailed North Wales Crusaders’ fans as “the best in the league” ahead of what could be his final game with the club.

Experienced Massam will depart the club at the end of the current campaign, which will occur if the Crusaders lose out at Workington Town in Sunday’s big League 1 elimination final.

He waved goodbye to the club’s Colwyn Bay base in style, though, by grabbing a try in Sunday’s 62-20 triumph at home to London Skolars, which rubber-stamped Cru’s qualification into the play-offs.

In a message to the fans, Massam told the club’s website: “Just thanks, you know, for the opportunities.

“Genuinely the best fans in the league and made my time at the Crusaders enjoyable.”

Looking ahead to this Sunday’s big tussle, Massam stressed: “We’re going to go there with the mindset to win.

“We lost unfortunately last time in the last minute, so we’ve got nothing to lose.”

Matt Reid is also determined to make sure the season continues beyond this weekend.

Reid, who grabbed a hat-trick of tries in the big win at home to Skolars, said: “It’s great for the team and the club that we’ve made it into the play-offs.

“Obviously, we didn’t need to win in the end, because with Rochdale getting beat, but to score 60 points leads us nicely to Workington.

“Two wins on the bounce and we go there with nothing to lose.

“We’re the sixth-placed team. Points wise, we finished miles behind Workington and we go there with a different view to the last couple of years where we’ve been the third-placed team looking down on the other clubs.

“We’re going in there with nothing to lose, everything to gain, so it’s really, really exciting.”

It’s a big weekend ahead for Wales Rugby League with three international matches, the third round of the WRL Wheelchair Invitational League and Men’s Origin to add to the Crusaders’ play-off game.

The Wales side are in action in three different disciplines – male U16 and U18, plus Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL).

The PDRL international match is against England at Llandovery on Saturday.

It’s only Wales’ second year in playing PDRL and their only other meeting with England was in last year’s World Cup.

Wales travel north for their U18 and U16 matches as they take on Scotland.

The older age group are playing at Stags Rugby Club in Grangemouth and Wales go into this game on the back of a 44-28 win over Ireland in Rhyl in July.

Wales U16s face Scotland at Barrow Island on Sunday.

The third round of the WRL Wheelchair Invitational League takes place on Saturday at Cwmbran Stadium with an exciting double header. Torfaen Tigers face Cardiff Blue Dragons before North Wales Crusaders take on top of the table side, the Kent-based Argonauts.