Wheelchair rugby league

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Wheelchair rugby league is a wheelchair-based version of rugby league football. It was developed by French rugby league player, coach and official, Wally Salvan in 2004. Unlike other wheelchair sports, people without disabilities are allowed to compete in top-level competition. [1]



The game shares many features with the regular rugby league:[ citation needed ]

The game then sees its own particular rules:

World Cup

The inaugural Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup was held at indoor venues in Sydney, Australia in 2008. The 2013 Wheelchair RL World Cup was held in Gillingham, England in July. The 2017 World Cup was held in the south of France in July.

The next World Cup will be held at various venues in England as part of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (played in 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). [2]

World Cup summaries

YearHost nation(s)TeamsFinal result
2008 Sydney, Australia 4Flag of England.svg
44 - 12Flag of Australia (converted).svg
2013 [3] Gillingham, England 6Flag of France.svg
44 - 40 [4] Flag of England.svg
2017 France 7Flag of France.svg
38 - 34Flag of England.svg
2021 England8

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