INTERNATIONAL acclaimed comedian and television presenter Adam Hills has today been unveiled as an official ambassador of the Rugby League World Cup 2021(RLWC2021).

Adam, who plays Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) for Warrington Wolves, joins the squad of ambassadors that include Luke Gale, Kevin Sinfield, James Simpson and Jodie Cunningham, who all have the job of helping build the tournament’s profile in the lead up to 2021.

In a breakthrough moment for Rugby League, the men's, women's and wheelchair games will come together in 2021 for the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history.

One of the most recognised faces on UK television as the host of Channel 4’s entertainment show, The Last Leg, Adam is a lifelong Rugby League fan. Adam recently won the Television / Digital Documentary category at this year’s Sports Journalism Awards for his documentary Take His Legs, in which the host embarks on a personal, physical and emotional journey to live out his boyhood dream to play competitive Rugby League. Adam also represented Australia at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, where the draw for RLWC2021 took place with the Duke of Sussex.

Speaking about his new role, Adam Hills, said: “With the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments happening simultaneously for the first time ever next year, RLWC2021 has a unique platform to grow our sport to a new level and be part of a huge celebration in 2021, when hopefully life will be back to normal.

“I was at the Palace for the draw in January and was struck by the passion of the RLWC2021 team to deliver the biggest and best World Cup in history – if I can help with that journey, I’ll do whatever I can to ensure we get that collective success... as long as Australia wins each tournament that is!”

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of the RLWC2021, added: “Adam is a recognised international personality and is clearly very passionate about our game, so I’m sure he’ll be a great asset to the tournament as he helps promote RLWC2021. He has a big role to play in helping us deliver the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup that the sport has ever seen.”