Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has officially confirmed the four nations who will line up to compete at the Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) World Cup showcase event which will take place from 23-30 October in Warrington.
PDRL is an adapted version of rugby league for players with physical disabilities and home supporters will have another chance to cheer on their nation as England are set to take on Wales, New Zealand and Australia at Victoria Park in Warrington.
The hosts will be coached by former Wigan and Hull FC player Shaun Briscoe, with Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s PDRL Player-Coach Dan Roberts acting as his assistant.
After confirming the dates last week, it has now been revealed that the draw for the group stages will be held live on Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ on Friday 29 July.
The final will take place at The Halliwell Jones Stadium following the Samoa vs France men’s game on 30 October, with ticket holders for this match welcome to stay and watch what promises to be an exciting and intense PDRL World Cup final.
PDRL WORLD CUP FIXTURE LIST
Sunday 23 October, Victoria Park
Tuesday 25 October, Victoria Park
Friday 28 October, Victoria Park
Sunday 30 October, The Halliwell Jones Stadium
Information on the PDRL World Cup draw is coming soon.
Adam Hills, Warrington fan, PDRL player and RLWC2021 ambassador said: “I’ve been looking forward to playing in the PDRL World Cup for a long time, and now the nations and fixture dates have been confirmed it’s feeling very real.
“To have the tournament in this country and as part of the RLWC2021 is a brilliant opportunity to really raise the profile of this fantastic game, and hopefully encourage more people with a physical disability to get involved. I’m proud to be an ambassador for a tournament as inclusive as the RLWC2021, and I’m looking forward to personally revealing more about the PDRL World Cup soon!”
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.”
To keep up to date with all the latest updates on the Rugby League World Cup 2021, visit https://www.rlwc2021.com/.