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Shellharbour City will host the NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Country-City match on Saturday 15 May that will herald the start of the NSW Rugby League’s revitalised Country-City weekend fixture.

The representative match will form a key component of the program with games played across Sydney and Illawarra venues during the weekend of 15-16 May.

Both teams will showcase their skill and power at the code’s first representative level match since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

Selection for the NSW Origin team and Australian Wheelaroos team is also on offer, with players vying to make the Wheelaroos team that will head to the Rugby League World Cup in England during November this year.

NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Chair and Wheelaroos Assistant Coach Edie George believes this match will form a vital part of the code’s representative calendar.

“There has been a long lead-up to this rep match and the players have been training hard,” he said.

“They are more than ready to rumble. We are also thrilled to be part of the NSW Rugby League Country-City fixture that has a long and passionate history in NSW”.

Proudly supported by Shellharbour City Council, the Wheelchair Rugby League Country-City match will be held:


Saturday 15 May 2021

Shellharbour City Stadium

9.30 am Kick-off

Free Entry

Media contact: Joanne Ryan, Phone: 0421 059 866

The representative teams have been selected by their captain coaches:



Craig Cannnane (C)

Stephan Rochecouste

Liam Luff

Edge Lole

Jeremy Ayoud (ND)


Wessam Bakkour

Pele Tosso

Ralph Hasna

Joseph Abboud (ND)

Louis Richards

Jason Attard (ND)

Rick Engles

Brad Grove (C)

Brett Henman

Amro Ibraham


Diab Karim (ND)

Eddie Morgan

Tim Robinson (Ab)

Mitch Stone

Joel Vanderzwan


About Wheelchair Rugby League:

Wheelchair Rugby League is an inclusive sport that is a variation of the running game where athletes with disabilities compete with and against non-disabled people (ND). Two non-disabled players per team are allowed on the field at one time.

The code aspires to provide an inclusive recreational activity and to promote fun, fitness and self-development while fostering good sportsmanship in a safe and positive environment. The emphasis is on boosting individuals’ participation, health and well-being, and their personal performance, social interaction, and self-esteem.




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