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Wheelaroos ready to rock Wollongong

The Wheelaroos have arrived in Wollongong ahead of their huge wheelchair rugby league Test against England on Wednesday, October 23 at the University of Wollongong.

With wheel off set for 6:30pm, the Wheelaroos will be aiming to level the series following England's win on Monday night at Liverpool's Whitlam Leisure Centre.

The Wheelaroos and England Test series are a precursor to the upcoming 2021 World Cup set to be played in the UK.

This year's Australian side sees a father and son combination in the team for the very first time. Craig Cannane and his able-bodied son Cory both play for the St George Illawarra team in the Sydney competition.

"We tried to make it happen in 2017 when I went to the World Cup but unfortunately (Cory) was selected as a shadow player," Craig told in September.

"Our goal was set from there. He was pretty disappointed and we worked hard to get to where we are today."

Tickets to the second and final wheelchair rugby league Test are free, and are available here.

England will complete their tour of Australia when they face the New South Wales WRL team – also at the University of Wollongong – on Friday, October 25 at 11:30am.

Tickets to the England's final tour match against New South Wales are free, and are available here.

Wheelchair rugby league is a fully inclusive game which allows athletes both with and without a disability to play alongside each other at all levels of the game.  Played over two 40-minute halves, there are brothers and sisters, fathers and sons and mates who play alongside each other across the world.

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St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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