As part of the festival of Rugby League at the Dacia Magic Weekend in Liverpool, Channel 4’s The Last Leg hosts Adam Hills and Alex Brooker will renew their Rugby League rivalry as Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) teams go head to head on the famous Anfield turf.
The two teams met in the first ever PDRL game in February 2018 where Brooker’s Rhinos claimed the bragging rights in a 22-10 victory over Hills’ Wolves. Since then Warrington have gone unbeaten including a revenge win over Leeds at Headingley and victory in the inaugural PDRL World Club Challenge against South Sydney Rabbitohs at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
The Rhinos side will play the Wolves in a special exhibition game to showcase PDRL at half time in the Betfred Super League game between Hull FC and Huddersfield Giants (4:30pm KO).
Brooker said: “I’d never played Rugby League before I faced Adam and Warrington the first time and unsurprisingly I wasn’t very good. But the lure of Anfield, putting on the Rhinos shirt and, most importantly, getting one over on Hills was too much to resist! I’m looking forward to it.”
On playing at Anfield, Hills said: “It’s very exciting. For starters it’s the Magic Weekend, which is amazing, but also the fact it’s against Leeds Rhinos. “The first ever PDRL game was played between us [Warrington Wolves] and Leeds Rhinos. They beat us, we then beat them at Headingley so in the space of a year we have become blood rivals.
On facing Alex Brooker, Hills added: “Alex is so excited. He played in the first game for Leeds and he said never again, then when he found out it was Anfield he wasn’t going to miss out on that.”
Tickets for the Dacia Magic Weekend at Anfield on 25-26 May are available HERE at just £25 for adults and £12.50 for Juniors.
Members can get a 50% discount on tickets when purchased directly from Leeds Rhinos before Tuesday 30 April.