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Wales Wheelchair

Nickname: The Dragons |

Wales Wheelchair

Nickname: The Dragons |
host venues

IRL Ranking :
3rd

head coach

Head Coach:
Stephen Jones

Captain

Captain:
Stuart Williams

Appearances

World Cup Appearances:
2 (2013, 2017)

Best Results

World Cup Best Result:
Third Place – 2013

host venues

RLWC2021 Host Town:
Sheffield

Team Bio

Wales played their first ever game in Wheelchair Rugby League in July 2012, coming second to England in a Four Nations tournament.  In 2013, North Wales Crusaders were the first Wheelchair Rugby League team to be established in Wales. Nowadays, Wales Wheelchair are having Rugby League community clubs in South Wales at Cardiff, Bridgend, Rhondda, Aberavon, Caerphilly Torfaen. These clubs will play in the RFL wheelchair competitions, as well as delivering taster sessions throughout South and East Wales all run by Wales Rugby League.

In order to qualify to the RLWC2021, Wales Wheelchair were invited to submit an entry and ended up being selected for the tournament after being put up against a range of criteria including current international and domestic infrastructure and plans for growth. Having won the last five Celtic Cup tournaments, (a competition with Wales, Ireland and Scotland Wheelchair all taking part), and finished fifth place at the last Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup in 2017, the Wales team will be considered contenders for this World Cup in 2022. In a group consisting of France, Scotland, and USA, while currently ranked 3rd in the IRL Wheelchair world rankings, Wales will be hoping to get out of the group and make it to semi-finals.

Schedule

Wheelchair Group B

FRA

Fri 4
November

11:00

EIS Sheffield

WAL

Wheelchair Group B

WAL

Mon 7
November

19:30

EIS Sheffield

USA

Wheelchair Group B

WAL

Thu 10
November

13:30

EIS Sheffield

SCO

News

Salford City Roosters officially open their brand new clubhouse

The club secured £434,863, one of the largest grants ever awarded from the Rugby League World Cup 2021 CreatedBy RLWC2021 capital grants programme.

RLWC2021 closes London Stock Exchange to celebrate new tournament schedule

RLWC2021 Ambassadors Oliver Thomason and Jodie Cunningham were joined by Rugby League legends, including Shaun Wane and Martin Offiah MBE, for the closing ceremony.

Full Schedule revealed and tickets available now for 2022

All 18 original host town and cities remain involved with, all tournament finals now to be played in Manchester with Manchester Central set to host the wheelchair final.

Bigger and better. New schedule and tickets on sale from 9am Friday

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 officially begins today (15 November) as we can confirm the 61-match schedule will be revealed in full on Friday 19 November at 9am GMT.

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