Groundbreaking first Physical Disability match to be played

The first Physical Disability Rugby League game will take place between Warrington and Leeds next month.

The two club foundations are behind the development of the game and they will play its first match at Victoria Park in Warrington on Sunday February 4 (1pm).

Adam Hills, Australian comedian and presenter of The last leg has been behind this from the start will play for the Wolves whilst his Co-presenter Alex Brooker will be supporting the Rhinos.

Physical Disability Rugby League is a modified version of the game not hiding away from the impact and collision.

The game has been being played over in Australia for over 6 years and it is hoped that an exhibition match will be played in Australia at the Olympic Stadium before a South Sydney Rabbitohs game.

Adam Hills a lifelong Rabbitoh behind this vision will be torn on who he plays for after training and playing here with the Wolves PDRL team but a dream of one day pulling on the Green and Red of the Sydney based team.

One player who will be wearing the Wolves colours this weekend is Jason Elkaleh. Jason’s journey started with the Wolves Foundation back in 2005 when he performed the Haka with Lymm High school prior to the England vs New Zealand friendly. Since then Jason has worked within the Foundation and also as a video analyst with the performance team at junior levels with the club.

Also joining the Wolves team are ex international Shaun Briscoe, who now works at the Foundation and former Wire ace Toe Koe Love as each team are supported by two able bodied players.

The game will kick off at 1pm with entry to the game a donation to the development of the team.

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