Warrington Wolves and England player Adam Morris says they have a ‘strong’ chance of winning The Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) World Cup. The inaugural tournament is being hosted by Warrington with the final being played in the Halliwell Jones stadium.  

As a member of the home team and favourites Morris has strong ambitions: “I would say the chance on winning is strong, but anything can happen on the day.” 

This is the first of tournament its kind here: “In any tournament setting there is always pressure but with it being on home soil there’s more there yes.” 

There is a double mission for the sport on a wider scale. The PDRL World Cup is raising awareness for the sport and for people with physical disabilities to get involved. 

Morris said: “The awareness raised off the back is massive to showcase the sport in the best way possible and make people want to get involved.” 

“Personally going into it I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in and after last week’s training session the squad is looking pretty decent.” 

Last Leg host, national celebrity and tournament ambassador Adam Hills is playing for Australia.  A decision he says was ‘tough’ as he has a foot in both England and Australia camps. In the end he says he ‘followed his heart’.  

Morgan Jones from PDRL 4 Western Australia said: “Having someone with such a high public profile involved with the game is super important and hopefully this world cup will help PDRL grow in and out of traditional rugby league.  

“As a person with a disability that has played able body rugby league, I just want to see the chance for more people to play the greatest game of all.” 

England kick off their tournament against Australia on October the 23rd