Jamie Rooney makes Wakefield return

Jamie Rooney is returning to Wakefield – to play for the club’s Physical Disability Rugby League side.

Under the rules of PDRL, teams can field two able-bodied players and Warrington boasted ex-Super League stars Shaun Briscoe and Toa Kohe-Love in their line-up against Leeds recently.

Rooney, 38, scored more than 900 points in 150 appearances for Trinity during his career and also played for Featherstone, Castleford, Barrow, Limoux, South Wales, Whitehaven, and Gateshead.

He pointed towards the support of Wakefield towards his son Brennan, who has Cerebral Palsy as a motivator behind getting involved.

Rooney told the club’s official website: “The support locally for Brennan was outstanding and having a son who is severely disabled I know the struggles and to be given the chance for people with disabilities to play the sport with their own set of rules is amazing.

“It’s inspirational and something I’m looking forward to watch grow and maybe Brennan will pull on the famous Trinity shirt one day just like his Dad.”

The two able bodied players in PDRL are there to help the game flow, but they cannot score tries, kick in play or run more than 10 metres.

Wakefield Trinity PDRL are holding an open session on Saturday March 3 at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

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