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Comedian to host Rugby League Documentary

Comedian Adam Hills will host a documentary about Physical Disability Rugby League on Channel 4.

The Australian, famous for hosting The Last Leg on the same channel, will be documenting his personal journey to play rugby league.

The documentary will follow Hills and the rest of the Warrington Wolves PDRL team as they prepared to take on Australian side South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Hills has been at the forefront of the rise of disability rugby league in this country, and has used his platforms to promote the game.

“Playing Physical Disability Rugby League has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. I’m so glad we brought a camera with us, because it took me to places I never expected. Like Wakefield. More than that though, it has shown me the power that sport has to change lives,” he said.

As well as PDRL, the programme will also look at mental health and the emotional well-being of a team.

“It’s been an absolute joy to commission this inspiring and thought provoking film. The story goes beyond the sports field into the lives of these incredible men to show the highs and lows of achieving their life’s dream. It’s very funny as well.” – Fozia Khan, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4.

The documentary will air at 11.30pm on December 13.

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