The first ever PDRL (Physical Disability Rugby League) World Club Challenge will see Warrington Wolves and South Sydney Rabbitohs face off in a curtain-raiser before Souths and Wests Tigers in the NRL on Thursday 30th August.
The Wolves PDRL team are looking to raise £50,000 for the trip while there are plans for another PDRL team to represent the division in the World Club Challenge next year.
Adam Hills, star of the Last Leg and Warrington’s PDRL team, helped organise the fixture between the Wolves and Souths.
He said: “Playing Physical Disability Rugby League has been one of the best experiences of my life,”
“I’m really excited to show off Australia to my team mates and show off PDRL to a wider audience.”
Director of Warrington Wolves Foundation, Neil Kelly said, “We’re proud to be the first team to be playing in the inaugural PDRL World Club Challenge, it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to be part of and the squad can’t wait to travel to Australia in what will be a once in a lifetime experience,”
“We hope the fixture will remain to expand the sport overseas for years to come.”
Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, said: “The players in the Physical Disability Rugby League are an inspiration to us all.
“They continue to play the game they love, at all ages and abilities, and the games are always well supported by our Members and fans when they play curtain raisers to our NRL fixtures.
“As a Club we’re really looking forward to welcoming Adam and the Warrington team in August for what is shaping up as a great game of footy.”