Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ to host World Cup draw

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Kristian Woolf Channel 4 The Last Leg

Adam Hills will present Channel 4's coverage this year

Channel 4 will host the Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup draw via show ‘The Last Leg’ on Friday July 29.

Adam Hills, The Last Leg presenter and RLWC2021 Tournament Ambassador, revealed the news on Good Morning Britain earlier today.

He also confirmed his intentions to play in the tournament. The nation he will play for also to be revealed on 29 July.

Four nations will take part in the first ever Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup, to be held in Warrington.

The final of the PDRL event will take place at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. It will be immediately after the men’s game between France and Samoa on October 30.

England will line up alongside Wales, New Zealand and Australia for the group stage, hosted at Warrington’s Victoria Park.

Hills said: “From Buckingham Palace to The Last Leg studio, rugby league certainly knows how to conduct a draw.

“29 July will be a big day for the PDRL World Cup. Not only learning the fixtures that will take place in Warrington, but also seeing Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe do something official for the first time in history.”

Channel 4 to host PDRL World Cup draw on July 29

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said: “Not only are we delighted to host the PDRL World Cup showcase event as part of our commitment to be the biggest, best and most inclusive rugby league world cup in history, but we are thrilled to have the support of our tournament ambassador Adam and everyone on The Last Leg.

“To bring the sport of PDRL to this new audience is a huge step for us in our ambition to create a real impact.”

The PDRL World Cup showcase event will take place in Warrington from 23 – 30 October.

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