Antonio Palacios de la Guia, the chief operating officer of Espana Rugby League, has confirmed that Spain Wheelchair head coach Jean-Marc Gonzalez has named a 12 person training squad for their first sessions in readiness for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England in October. They will take place this weekend in the French town of Pia close to Perpignan.
It will be Spain’s second World Cup and half of his selection are from the Catalans Dragons Wheelchair side.
The squad is –
Eric Perez, David Raymond (Aigles Biganos), Theo Gonzalez (Bisons Roannais) Sidney Delsart, Damien Dore, David Doublet, Julie Dubreuil, Joel Lacombe, Fabien Moisdon (Dragons Catalans), Mickael Breau (Pandas Montauban), Jerome Seixas (Toros Saint-Jory), Will Seron (Toulouse).
This is the year of the Rugby League World Cup 2021
The Rugby League World Cup is taking place between the 23 October – 27 November this autumn and is the pinnacle of international Rugby League, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time.
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The three tournaments will take place in 21 venues across 18 host towns and cities in England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.
RLWC2021 will be the most visible Rugby League event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC.
Mission: Delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup.
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