THE world’s first learning disability rugby league match will take place during half time of Warrington Wolves’ Challenge Cup clash with Toronto Wolfpack this weekend.

Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation’s learning disability rugby team will take to the Halliwell Jones Stadium pitch at the interval of the cup game as they take on their counterparts from Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the foundation’s physical disability team will also be facing Wakefield Trinity as a curtain raiser to the Wire’s first clash with the Canadian outfit.

And A-list Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who owns the South Syndey Rabbitohs, has lent his support to the scheme.

The Australian tweeted: "How good is this?"

After the foundation established the country’s first disability rugby league team last year, fellow Super League sides including Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers have also created their own sides for disabled people.

Neil Kelly, Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation director, said: “The learning disability game will be the world’s first - nobody has done this before so we’re really excited.

“It’s another great opportunity for the boys to play and to get out on the pitch at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, so we’re hoping to get a good crowd.

“We’re up against another new team in Wakefield, and Castleford have started a team as well.

“Disability rugby seems to be expanding and the RFL are really getting behind it.”

The foundation played in the UK’s first physical disability rugby league game at Victoria Park back in February.

Comedian Adam Hills from Channel 4’s the Last Leg featured for the Wire, alongside club legend Toa Kohe-Love and former England international Shaun Briscoe.

Read a report of that game here

And another former Warrington Wolves hero, Lee Briers, will be in the famous primrose and blue shirt once more this weekend.

Neil added: “Adam is playing again, but he’s not going to be able to watch the game because he’s got to get back to London for the BAFTAs that night as the Last Leg is up for an award.

“We’ve got a few new recruits in the team as well, including a young lad from Cornwall who travels up to train with us every Tuesday.

“We’re really proud of what we’ve managed to do.”