The Newcastle Knights Wheelchair rugby league team has gained a convincing 70-12 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs at the weekend’s match.
In what was described as a physical game, the win at Maitland Federation Centre on Saturday has cemented the Knights in second place on the competition ladder.
The game was billed as a significant match up by Knights captain, Fabian Castillo who was eager to verse Canterbury at home in the Hunter.
Australian Kangaroo representatives, Johnny King and Eddie Lumsden, attended the game with the rugby league legends spending time to meet and chat to players from both teams after the game.
Wheelchair Rugby League is a variation of Rugby League that allows athletes with disabilities to compete with, and against able-bodied people.
The competition plays exactly the same rules as the NRL. There are 6 tackles, players chip and chase with their hands and kick goals with their hands using a kicking tee.
The Newcastle Knights has proudly sponsored the wheelchair rugby league team for the past three years.
The Club congratulates the Knights Wheelchair rugby league team on its success.
The teams progress can be followed NSW Wheelchair Rugby League.