Manly Sea Eagles will be out to lift the NSW Physical Disability Rugby League Association (NSWPDRLA) trophy at Cabramatta on Saturday, September 2.
The Sea Eagles tackle Newtown Jets in the Grand Final to be played at New Era Stadium (behind Cabramatta Leagues Club). Kick-off is 2.40pm.
In a show of support for our physical disability team, the Sea Eagles have donated two sets of 2017 NRL team jerseys for the Manly players to wear in the grand final.
The white jerseys, with the NRL Telstra Premiership logo, feature Manly’s major corporate partners in URM, Lottoland, and ZTE. The numbers on the back of the jerseys also feature the word ‘NRL.
Manly, Newtown Jets, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers contest the NSWPDRLA competition.
The Sea Eagles beat Wests Tigers at Cabramatta to earn the right to play Newtown in the Grand Final.
The NSWPDRLA established the competition in 2010 to allow people with physical disabilities to play in a rugby league competition.
Starting off with two teams, the competition has since grown to five sides.
Association Founder George Tonna is continually working on growing this competition while a similar competition has been started in New Zealand.
The NSWPDRLA will travel to New Zealand in November to play a series of games to continue to grow the Disability League.
Teams from Australia and New Zealand will participate in exhibition games at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Grand Final teams (nine players on the field, including two able bodies).
Kyle Schaberg (C), Dylan Jobson (C), Bow Lennon, Rylee Lowe, Byron Daley, Brian Machon, Brad Hardman
Able Bodies: Jarrad Harradine, Reuben Dargin, Jay Dargin, Troy Dargin; Draftees: Tyson Dargin
Jono Smith, Marco Spennati, Billy Bussell.
Che Fornusek, Eddie Sharp, Joel Pragnell, Josh McQuillan, Craig Anderson, Denzel Edwards, Andrew Saliba.
Able Bodies: Richmond Saliba, Mark Calpecci, Shannon MacMaster, Drew Gibbs, Draftees:
Pete Mitchell, Geoff Clarke, Tristan Gibbs, Nick Riches, On standby: Marco Quintao Jr