This year was already set to be the biggest in Wheelchair Rugby history with the World Cup set to take place alongside the Men’s and Women’s World Cups at the end of the year, but today more good news has come in for the sport.
Today it was confirmed that two of the biggest clubs in rugby league are set to join the Wheelchair Super League in the shape of Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves. The two will aim to dethrone Champions Leeds Rhinos upon joining the league.
Alongside this exciting trio is another huge name in Hull FC and 2019 Champions Halifax Panthers. North Wales Crusaders also feature taking the sport outside of England whilst a so called “super team” from London, the London Roosters, pose a serious threat to the all-conquering Rhinos as they build on the strong foundations the sport has in Kent.
The competition begins on March 5th and the opening round sees Leeds take on the Crusaders whilst Warrington will make their debut against Hull FC whereas Wigan begin their season against London Roosters.
After seven rounds the competition will split with the top four taking part in a Super League Four with the Grand Final waiting. The bottom three teams will then join the leading sides in the Wheelchair Championship.