With Wales soon to face England in a Physical Disability international match, the full details of which and the Wales squad will be announced soon, fans will probably be able to catch glimpse of some Wales players in action in a new Channel 4 one-off special on Friday at 11.05pm called “Grow Another Foot”.
In this 60-minute documentary, host of The Last Leg – and Rugby League fanatic – Adam Hills gets the chance of a lifetime to play the sport he loves at international level.
Adam was born with only one foot. He’s always dreamt of emulating his Rugby League heroes and, with the first-ever Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup having taken place in the UK in 2022, that dream became a tantalising reality.
But before Sydney-born Adam could give his all out on the pitch, first he had a crucial decision to make. Should he pull on the green and gold of Australia…or join his regular rugby family who make up the England team? After an agonising choice, Adam faced a tournament of hard-hitting rugby mayhem, one which tested his limits further than ever before.
Adam Hills: Grow Another Foot builds on the success of previous Noah Media Group documentary for Channel 4, Adam Hills: Take His Legs (2019), a film which followed the comedian’s first foray into the world of Physical Disability Rugby League and saw Adam help establish the sport of PDRL with his team at Warrington Wolves, before travelling to Australia to take on Russell Crowe’s South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Adam Hills: Grow Another Foot is directed by one of Noah’s core staff of in-house directors, Claudia Corbisiero.
Adam Hills said: “I’ve loved Rugby League ever since I was a kid, but the thought of playing it at an international level seemed impossible. So when the opportunity came to take part in the first ever Physical Disability World Cup, I jumped at it with one foot and a prosthesis. I played the game I love, made mates for life, and had the experience of a lifetime. I grew another foot, and I can’t wait for people to see the hits, the laughs and the characters of Physical Disability Rugby League.”
Will Rowson for Channel 4 added: “Adam’s enthusiasm for Rugby League is infectious and even if, like me, you know nothing about the sport this is a pretty irresistible story about friendship and endeavour that just makes me smile throughout.”
Pic: WARRINGTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Adam Hills of Australia breaks with the ball during Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup 3rd/4th Play Off match between Wales and Australia at Victoria Park on October 30, 2022 in Warrington, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images for RLWC)