Wheelchair Rugby League is unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players of all genders the opportunity to compete both with and against each other on a level playing field.
The Wales Rugby League strategy is for each existing WRL community club to provide Rugby League for everyone in the community.
In 2013, North Wales Crusaders WRLFC were the first to be established. This has now been followed by clubs in South Wales with Torfaen Tigers and Cardiff Blue Dragons also playing in 2023.
Perhaps one day, you could play for Wales. Check out when they’re playing next at https://rugbyleague.wales/wheelchair-fixtures-and-results
For further details about Wheelchair Rugby League, where to play in Wales, or to get involved with the Welsh national side, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out all the latest Wheelchair news from Wales at https://wrl.wales/category/wheelchair-rl
The sport is unique amongst wheelchair sports in that it is not a derivative but rather is faithful to the rules of the game with tries, conversions and all the other familiar aspects of the game which makes it instantly recognisable as distinctly Rugby League.
The sport is faithful to the rules of Rugby League;
• Five players in each team score tries in exactly the same way as Rugby League
• Conversions are scored by punching the ball from a tee over mini-RL posts
• Tackles are made as in tag RL by taking the attached tag or flag
• Five tackles are followed by handing over the rugby ball to the opposition
• Offside, knock-on and in touch applies as per Rugby League