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.
The game shares many features with the regular rugby league:
The game then sees its own particular rules:
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. The 2017 World Cup was held in the south of France in July.
The next World Cup will be held at various venues in England at the same time as the men's and women's able-bodied world cups in 2021.
|Year||Host nation(s)||Teams||Final result|
|44 - 12|
|44 - 40|
|38 - 34|