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Trinity sights set on Wolves in PDRL Grand Final

Wakefield Trinity will be hoping to pose a threat to Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) reigning champions Warrington Wolves on Sunday as the two sides meet in the Grand Final at York St John’s University this Sunday.

After defeat to the Wolves in the 2019 Grand Final, Trinity will look to get revenge on the Lancashire club after a superb season that saw Wakefield come second in the overall standings and now Trinity will aim to turn the tables in front of the Our League cameras at 3pm.

PDRL returned in April 2021 following an enforced 18-month absence due to the pandemic. Six teams have taken part in the 2021 competition, which saw a new format introduced to ensure as much Covid-secure activity as possible. 

Speaking to Wakefield’s media team before his side walks out for the final time on Sunday, Trinity PDRL player-coach, Lee Whiteley, said, “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved as a team this year, especially after a year out due to Covid.

“To come second in the league with the serious injuries – to key players – we’ve had this season has really tested the squad’s strength in depth.

“We are raring to go and can’t wait to walk out onto that pitch on Sunday.”

While, Marc Lovering, RFL Director of Participation and Development, followed, “It’s been wonderful to have PDRL back with us in 2021 and Grand Final day will have a terrific festival feel about it.

“2021 has also seen PDRL take significant strides forward, with the first PDRL Origin match and the game-breaking new ground with its first-ever ‘classification day’ for disability Rugby League, bringing governance of PDRL into line with Paralympic sport and international disability competition.

“A big thank you to everybody involved with PDRL this year and good luck to all the athletes competing for the final time in 2021 this Sunday.”   

Spectators can enjoy all the action at York St John’s Haxby Road Campus for just £2 on the door (Under 16s and concessions free). 

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