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



The game shares many feature with regular rugby league:

  • Use of a rugby ball
  • Ball may only be passed backwards
  • Each team retains possession for six tackles, after which there is a hand-over
  • A modified version of the play-the-ball is used after a tackle
  • Same offside rules as rugby league
  • The 2006 rules

World Cup

The inaugural Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup was held at indoor venues in Sydney.

Year Hosts Winner
2008 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Flag of England.svg England

See also


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