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First Ever Physical Disability Rugby League Game

History was made in Warrington last weekend.

First-ever Physical Disability Rugby League game took place in Warrington and State of Mind presenter Chris Hall (who has experienced a serious brain injury following a game of rugby league) returned to score the first ever PDRL competition try
PDRL first ever game

Adam Hills, Australian comedian and presenter of The Last Leg, has been behind PDRL from the start and played for the Wolves whilst his co-presenter Alex Brooker played for the Rhinos.

Physical Disability Rugby League is a modified version of the game.

PDRL has been played in Australia for over six years and it is hoped that an exhibition match will be played in Australia at the Olympic Stadium before a South Sydney Rabbitohs game later this year.

Adam Hills, a lifelong Rabbitohs fan behind this vision will be torn on who he plays for after training and playing here with the Wolves PDRL team but a dream of one day pulling on the Green and Red of the Sydney based team.

One player who will be wearing the Wolves colours this weekend is Jason Elkaleh (State of Mind supporter).

Jason, who attended the 2018 Season Launch Event in Huddersfield this week, started his journey with the Wolves Foundation back in 2005 when he performed the Haka with Lymm High school prior to the England vs New Zealand friendly.

Since then, Jason has worked within the Foundation and also as a video analyst with the performance team at junior levels with the club.

Also joining the Wolves team are former England international Shaun Briscoe, who now works at the Foundation and former Wire ace Toe Koe Love, as each team are supported by two able bodied players.

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