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Wheelchair side fundraise for World Cup

13th June 2017, 10:44

Wheelchair side fundraise for World Cup

Wales will officially open the Wheelchair World Cup in Albi, France on July 20th when they take on Australia, a side that they beat twice in the 2013 competition.

Wales will officially open the Wheelchair World Cup in Albi, France on July 20th when they take on Australia, a side that they beat twice in the 2013 competition.


The Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup is being contested by seven sides in France. Each pool side will face each other once. Four teams, the semi-finalists from 2013, including Wales who finished third, have been drawn into a "Super Pool" where the top two automatically qualify for the semi-finals. The remaining three sides have been drawn into Pool Two.


The sides who finished third and fourth in Pool One will then play-off with the top two sides from Pool Two for the other two semi-final places.


Most matches will be double headers for maximum value for money for fans.


The Wales players are paying their own way to France and they would like to thank North Wales Crusaders who kindly allowed the Wales Wheelchair Rugby League team to hold a bucket collection last Sunday 11th June before their exciting encounter with Workington Town.


Steve Jones, Stuart Williams, Harry Jones and Andrew Higgins collected £195 towards their participation.


Wales Wheelchair RL team would like to say a massive "Diolch Yn Fawr" to everyone who has contributed. We really appreciate any help we can get.

 

For more information on sponsoring the Wales Wheelchair side, please email maj.jones58@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Wheelchair Rugby League is played as five-a-side but is as similar to running Rugby League as possible. The game is played with an oval ball unlike the “Wheelchair Rugby” that was seen in the Olympics. Tries are scored by placing the ball down on or over the line and there are even conversions and drop goals, all done with the players’ hands. It makes for an exciting sport that is enjoyed by many. A good match to catch is on Sunday 25th June when North Wales Crusaders take on Leeds Rhinos at Deeside Leisure Centre (10:45am start). Later that day in Wrexham, the Crusaders' League 1 side take on South Wales Ironmen - a great day out watching two different forms of Rugby League.

 

Click here to view the full official laws of Wheelchair Rugby League.

 

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQsltYZQpS4 to watch highlights of one of Wales’ wins over Australia in the last World Cup.

 

WORLD CUP INFORMATION


Pool One

France

England

Australia

Wales


Pool Two

Scotland

Italy

Spain

 

20-Jul Albi - World Cup Opener, Wales v Australia

21-Jul Carcassonne - France v England, Scotland v Italy

22-Jul Pamiers - England v Wales, France v Australia

23-Jul Cahors - Scotland v Spain, France v Wales

24-Jul St Jory - Spain v Italy, England v Australia

25-Jul St Orens - 3rd Pool 1 v 2nd Pool 2, 4th Pool 1 v 1st Pool 2

26-Jul Toulouse - Semi Finals

27-Jul Carcassonne - Ranking matches

28-Jul Perpignan - Final