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#116 – Sam Zeller

Published November 24, 2022

Sam Zeller shares the story behind lifting the first ever World Cup for Physical Disability Rugby League for England, beating New Zealand 42-10 in a tough game to become champions.

Sam – a 23-year-old claims adjuster at Convex – says the England team’s focus is now on getting more exposure for the game to ensure more people are able to play.

The England side is made up of players with cerebral palsy, brain injuries, missing limbs and so on, but Sam – who was born without a right hand – says the split makes the team special. He talks about training under former England full-back Shaun Briscoe, the commitment of Australian comedian/player Adam Hills to the sport and the pride his parents felt watching the game.