Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair team are back in action and playing at home again on Saturday 7th May as they host London Roosters at Leeds Beckett University Sports Arena.
The Rhinos have enjoyed a great start to life in their new home, with two massive victories over North Wales Crusaders (70-20) and Hull FC (114-24) so far. James Simpson’s men go into Saturday’s clash knowing that a victory over the Roosters will guarantee them a top 4 finish and a place in the Championship Round of the Playoffs, when the Super League splits into two at the end of May.
After a thrilling 64-64 draw with Wigan Warriors last time out, the Rhinos will seek to get back to winning ways on home soil and your support could be the difference in a tough battle against a London side who have looked very impressive in their debut season in the Wheelchair Super League, harbouring top 4 ambitions themselves heading into the final matches of the first stage.
England Wheelchair international Josh Butler will make his home debut after returning to the squad for the Warriors game and with a full compliment of players available for selection, the Rhinos will be looking to lay down a marker as they had into next weekend’s huge Wheelchair Challenge Cup Festival in Hull.
The action will get underway at 15:45pm in the Sports Arena on Leeds Beckett’s University’s Headingley campus, with free entry and free parking available for all spectators on the day.
COME AND TRY WHEELCHAIR RL
Fancy giving Wheelchair Rugby League a try? Leeds Rhinos Foundation is hosting two free taster sessions with our Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair squad for anyone interested in having a go at something new and learning new skills!
These ‘Come and Try’ sessions are open to people of all ages and abilities (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) and whether you are interested in playing, volunteering or supporting, or for those wanting to learn more about the game, all are welcome to attend!
Not just a sport for people with disabilities, Wheelchair Rugby League is an inclusive sport allowing athletes with disabilities to compete with and against those who are able-bodied.
The sessions are free to attend, please register your interest by going to the following link – CLICK HERE
What: Wheelchair Rugby League ‘Come and Try’ sessions
When: Thursday 28th April and Thursday 5th May- 6pm-7pm
Where: Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Church Wood Avenue, LS6 3QS