Wheelchair RL gathers pace in Scotland
Wheelchair Rugby League is gathering pace in Scotland and here is a great video piece starring Scotland International Adam Mould which was aired nationally by STV.
Adam has become a bit of star in Glasgow and the surrounding areas and is getting plenty of interest from new people wanting to play the sport.
Wheelchair Rugby League is fairly unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players of both sexes the opportunity to compete both with and against each other on a level playing field.
This is created by the use of wheelchairs and some slight adaptations to the rules of 13-a-side Rugby League.
Everyone is welcome to come down and watch the action or have a go. If you're new to the sport here are a few key points:
• There are five players on each side
• The object of the game is to score tries
• Conversions are scored by punching the ball over the mini-posts from a tee
• Tackles are made in the same way as Tag Rugby by pulling off the attached tag
• Five tackles are followed by the handing over of possession
• Offside, knock-on and in-touch apply just like in the full version of the game
For more information on Wheelchair Rugby League visit: http://www.therfl.co.uk/play/wheelchair