Warrington crowned 2021 PDRL champions

Adam Hills plays for Warrington's PDRL side

Warrington were crowned 2021 physical disability rugby league champions over the weekend with a victory over Wakefield.

Comedian Adam Hills featured for Warrington in the clash at York, with the Wolves claiming the title with a 12-0 victory live on Our League at York St John’s University.

Warrington also faced Leeds in the curtain raiser, with the Rhinos claiming their sixth victory on the bounce.

PDRL returned in April 2021 following an enforced 18-months absence due to the pandemic. Six teams have taken part in the 2021 competition, which saw a new format introduced to ensure as much Covid-secure activity as possible.

It was Wakefield’s second Grand Final in three years, while Warrington became the first PDRL Grand Final winners back in 2019.

In 2018, Warrington were crowned the first club world champions after defeating South Sydney Rabbitohs 34-12 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. The club also featured in the UK’s first physical disability rugby league match at Victoria Park back in February 2018.

The weekend also saw the wheelchair grand final live on Sky Sports for the first time, with Leeds claiming the title after defeating Leyland Warriors 52-36 to make it a Grand Final, Wheelchair Challenge Cup and League Leaders’ Shield treble winning historic season.

The first-ever Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup, an exhibition event, will be held during next year’s showpiece tournament – The Rugby League World Cup 2021.

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