PHYSICAL Disability Rugby League (PDRL) returns to Warrington this weekend, Sunday, August 7, ahead of the PDRL World Cup in October.

The final of the World Cup will be held at the Halliwell Jones stadium and will be played between two teams from the competing nations: England, Wales, New Zealand, and Australia.

The match at the weekend is set to be the biggest PDRL event of the year so far, with players from the England Community Lions taking on a PDRL selection squad.

This match will be one of the final chances for players to prove themselves before the 20-man squad is selected to compete in the PDRL World Cup later this year.

The Last Leg host Adam Hills has been a spearhead for PDRL over a number of years, and he will be playing for the Australian team in the tournament.

On Sunday, new international rules will be followed during the match, which will give players a chance to get to grips with the latest regulation changes.

England's Head Coach, Shaun Briscoe, said: "Myself, the coaching team and the players are really looking forward to another opportunity to progress the sport.

"Covid has been tough on us all and continued to impact the sport throughout last season, but looking at it positively this has given us an extra year to widen the talent pool, have extra time with players and lay more foundations from a representative PDRL point of view."

Meanwhile, the RFL's Social and Inclusion Manager, Chris Godfrey, said: "Again we look forward to continued growth in the PDRL format with this domestic representative fixture forming a fantastic aspirational opportunity for people within the game.

"It will hopefully set the scene for the World Cup ahead, featuring some of the top talent in England.

"Barriers are consistently being broken throughout Rugby League and once again PDRL offers its showpiece representative offer as another spearhead for our ground-breaking sport."

Sunday's PDRL action is part of the Warrington Wolves Foundation Community Festival of Rugby League.

The event makes its long-awaited return following a COVID affected couple of years and showcases the best of Foundation teams and community groups. 

Warrington Wolves Women are in formidable form in the Betfred Women's Super League and are hoping to keep their unbeaten season going when they face Featherstone. 

The LDSL side will also be in action, as well as girls walking rugby teams. 

Kicking off the day is the family mile as families are encouraged to dust off their running shoes and complete a one-mile course helping to raise funds for our Foundation. 

Furthermore, the Rugby League World Cup trophies and Wolfie will be down for selfies! 

Entry to the Festival is a £2 donation to the Foundation. Family Mile entry is now free thanks to the genorisity of partners Baker Mallett. A family offer for the next home fixture against Toulouse is also available. Register here 


10am Family Mile 

11am Girls rugby

1pm  Learning Disability Super League

3pm  Betfred Women's Super League - Warrington v Featherstone

5pm  Physical Disability Rugby League - England v Combined All Stars