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Wales internationals coach people with disabilities.

RUGBY LEAGUE TWO Wales Rugby League internationals are delivering Learning Disability Rugby League sessions to adults from Mencap Mon, Anglesey.

Dafydd Jones and William Lynch have been hosting the sessions under the guidance of the William's father Neil Lynch, one the directors at Wales Rugby League.

Jones, who plays for Bangor University and recently made his Halifax RLFC first-team debut, is set to line-up for Wales Students as they take on England, Scotland and Ireland in Edinburgh in this year's Four Nations.

Lynch, who is on the books at Leigh Miners Rangers, is a Wales U19 international and starred in their recent win over Ireland.

He'll be hoping to feature for the 19s again later this year as they take on England, Scotland and Ireland as well as France.

Learning Disability Rugby League (LDRL) is an adaption of the game developed to allow those with learning disabilities to enjoy rugby league. It is played on a quarterpitch with seven-a-side teams. It was conceived to provide a team-sport experience to those who would not have had the opportunity. The games are non-contact.

Teams are allowed two able-bodied players to ensure the match is both free-flowing and well-balanced. Typically the able-bodied roles are taken up by current or former Rugby League professional players.

Neil Lynch said: "I am running the sessions from Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern from 7-8 pm every Wednesday until the summer holidays, when there will be a six-week break.

"We will be looking at linking in with the Learning Disability Super League teams and tournaments, with an ambitious view of getting a Wales team to compete in the 2021 LDRL World Cup."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Jun 24, 2019
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