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Skyring Wheelaroos Coach Brett Clark has named a squad of 12 ahead of the Rugby League World Cup in the United Kingdom.

Australian Rugby League Chairman Peter V’landys AM said he was excited to see the extraordinary feats of the Australian wheelchair athletes on the World Cup stage.

“I’m in awe of what these athletes do – extraordinary courage, dedication, skill and toughness, combined with extraordinary stories of perseverance,” Mr V’landys said.

“To see the Australian wheelchair team part of the overall World Cup for the first time ever will be an extremely important step for the sport.”

Coach Brett Clark said: “Having the ability to select a team with both experience and youth, I’m keen to see this talented group of players take to the pitch. The delayed start to the World Cup has strengthened our preparation. The group has become closer and more focused each time we have been together.

“Given that the wheelchair tournament is happening alongside the Men’s and Women’s fixtures for the very first time allows us to showcase our version of this great game, truly showing how inclusive Rugby League is.”

Skyring Wheelaroos World Cup squad (in alphabetical order)

Peter Arbuckle (Qld) (Vice-captain)
Cory Cannane (NSW)
Craig Cannane (NSW)
Richard Engles (NSW)
Brad Grove (NSW) (Captain)
Shaun Harre (Qld)
James Hill (Qld)
Diab Karim (NSW)
Liam Luff (NSW)
Bayley McKenna (Qld)
Zac Schumacher (Qld)
Adam Tannock (Qld)