What is Rugby League (Touch Rugby)?
This form of Rugby League is modified version of Rugby for users of electric wheelchairs. Rugby League was introduced in 1990 at the fifth National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S) event. The sport is played by imagining the flight of a ball between numbered players who call the number of their team mate who is intended to receive the ‘ball’, subject to ‘Tackles’ by opposing players. This is to make the sport as fair as possible, where players only need a voice and good driving skills to compete. A tennis ball is used to commence play and to convert a TRY into a GOAL.
It is a contact sport and players are required to have a foot-guard on their electric wheelchair. It has a speed limit of 10km/ph.