Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Rugby League is the most inclusive and accessible variant of Rugby League for all abilities. It is the only Rugby League offer that is wholly inclusive and teams feature wheelchair athletes and able-bodied players.

Clubs have been set up to improve the physical wellbeing of players who can’t participate in the running game. 

The game is quite unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.

No matter what gender or age all players compete on level playing field which is created by the use of wheelchairs and some slight adaptations of the rules of Rugby League. A brief overview of the game includes:

  • There are five players on each side
  • The object of the game is to score tries
  • Conversions are scored by punching the ball over the mini-posts from a tee
  • Tackles are made in the same way as Tag Rugby by pulling off the attached tag
  • Five tackles are followed by the handing over of possession
  • Offside, knock-on and in-touch apply just like in the full version of the game

Getting started

To take part, contact your local Wheelchair Rugby League Community Club here and find out training nights and you will be welcomed in to get started.

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