Wheelchair rugby league

For the sport derived from wheelchair basketball, see wheelchair rugby.

Wheelchair rugby league is a wheelchair-based version of rugby league football. It was developed by French rugby league player, coach and official, Robert Fassolette and Wally Salvan in 2004. Unlike other wheelchair sports, people without disabilities are allowed to compete in top level competition.[1]


The game shares many features with regular rugby league:

World Cup

The inaugural Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup was held at indoor venues in Sydney, Australia in 2008. The 2013 Wheelchair RL World Cup was held in Gillingham, England in July.

World Cup summaries

Year Host nation(s) Teams Final result
Winner Score Runner-up
2008 Sydney, Australia 4
44 - 12
2013[2] Gillingham, England 6
44 - 40[3]

See also


  1. http://www.nswrl.com.au/article.php?id=828
  2. http://www.rlfowc2013.com/wheelchair
  3. http://www.rlfowc2013.com/article/10384/wheelchair-france-44---40
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