14th February 2021, 13:07 | wheelchair
Scotland Rugby League will host the 2021 Wheelchair Rugby League Celtic Cup at The University of Edinburgh’s Sport and Exercise Pleasance facility on Saturday 12th June.
Scotland Rugby League Operations Director, Ollie Cruickshank, said: “It is great to have the Wheelchair Rugby League Celtic Cup back in Scotland and we are looking forward to hosting Wales and Ireland in Edinburgh.
“We would like to thank International Rugby League for sanctioning the Celtic Cup for the first time in the tournament’s history. It is great to see Wheelchair Rugby League getting recognised and this can only help with the visibility and development of the sport.”
Scotland Head Coach, Mark Roughsedge, added: “As you can imagine our preparations have been far from ideal.
“Having the Celtic Cup date in the diary will allow us to focus and channel our efforts into what will be a huge opportunity for ourselves and Wales to prepare for the World Cup.
“It will play an even more significant role than ever, and it will also allow us to really understand where we are at currently and how that will influence our preparations moving forward.”
Wales Head Coach, Steve Jones, commented: “Seeing the Celtic Cup back on the International calendar is the boost our sport needed after 2020 was a washout.
“The Welsh team are looking forward to playing both Scotland and Ireland in June in what should be a superb competition. With 2021 being a World Cup year it will give players a chance to show what they can do ahead of selection.”
Ireland Assistant Coach, Dave Abel, said: “We are glad to be a part of this tournament. Our players will be glad of some game time especially with the previous year we have had.
“Hopefully, all three teams will be able to showcase the Wheelchair Rugby League sport and show what great things are to come with the World Cup in November.”
The 2021 Wheelchair Rugby League Celtic Cup fixtures are:
Scotland v Ireland
Wales v Ireland
Scotland v Wales