Canberra Eye Consecutive Titles
NSW Wheelchair Rugby League (NSWWRL) premiers Canberra Raiders will be out to claim consecutive titles when the competition’s finals series kicks off on Sunday (3 April) at Menai Indoor Sports Centre.
The Raiders, who have dominated the competition in recent years, will head into Sunday’s finals series as heavy favourites after finishing the regular season in first position.
Players will also be out to impress in a bid to earn selection for the NSW wheelchair team to take on Queensland on 2 July after the success of the maiden interstate challenge last year.
“I expect the finals to be a tough fought series. It’s a milestone for NSWWRL as this is the fifth grand final we’ve conducted,” said Founder of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia, Joseph Chidiac.
“We have now set up a branch in Queensland and we are receiving plenty of interest to run competitions in Victoria. Hopefully Wheelchair Rugby League becomes a national competition.”
Canberra will kick-off the day at 11.45am against Penrith in the first of two knock-out finals, before the Roosters and Dragons face off at 1.15pm for the second spot in the grand final to be played at 3.30pm.
Prior to the decider the NSWWRL will host a Come and Try session for a variety of disability Rugby League games.
What: NSWWRL Finals Series
When: Sunday, 3 April 2016
Where: Menai Indoor Sports Centre, 98-150 Allison Crescent, Menai
11.45am Game 1 – Canberra Riders v Penrith Panthers
1.15pm Game 2 – Sydney Roosters v St George Dragons
2.25pm Come and Try session
3.30pm Game 3 – Grand Final: Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2