WARRINGTON Wolves are gearing up to play in the first physical disability rugby league Grand Final this weekend.

Having clinched the League Leaders' Shield after finishing top of the six-team PDRL Super League, the Wire will go into this weekend's inaugural finals series as one of the favourites for the title.

The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation team will first face off with Castleford Tigers in the semi-final at 2pm on Sunday, September 29, at Selby RUFC near Leeds – with the winners then facing the victors of Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity in the final at 3pm.

Wolves head coach Steve Price visited the PDRL side's training session on Tuesday night to give the squad a pep talk ahead of the big game.

Team captain Adams Hills, comedian and host of Channel 4's the Last Leg, said: "To have Steve Price come down here and talk to us, and for him to say what he said, shows just how much regard the first team have for us and for what we do for the club.

"When these guys go out and represent this badge, they're really doing Warrington proud.

"What takes us above the other teams is that we've got the best team spirit.

"I haven't seen the other teams' WhatsApp groups, but I would say they're nowhere near as much fun as ours.

"We lost our first match and we were struggling because we didn't have any able-bodied players playing with us, when normally you have two.

"In our second match we didn't have any either, but we still won – I think that's built a real team spirit amongst us all.

"We've just knuckled down and for the past month or so we've been focussing on these finals."

Whether the PDRL team pick up the trophy this weekend, the social impact of the project has already been invaluable.

Dad-of-two Wayne Cox joined the team at the start of the season, having had his leg amputated two years ago due to severe pain from a club foot.

The 38-year-old was suicidal in the aftermath of the operation and rarely left the house.

But PDRL got him out and active again and introduced him to a 'new family'.

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Wayne, from Winsford, said: "Twelve months ago, I wasn't on this planet – I was suicidal and I tried to kill myself twice.

"The only thing that was keeping me going was my two kids, I wouldn't leave the house.

"I used to play rugby union, but I didn't know there were any sports out there for disabled people.

"When I met these lads, they welcomed me in with open arms.

"I've made a new family – I wear the badge with pride now and go out and give 110 per cent.

"I couldn't thank the club, the team and the coaches enough – it's fantastic what they're doing for people with disabilities."