We might need a new host of Spicks and Specks ‘cos comedian Adam Hills will potentially be repping Australia in the Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) World Cup later this year.

Hills has made it into the extended Aussie squad — so his position in the final team isn’t guaranteed just yet. Of the 40 members of the squad, 20 will go on to rep Australia in the World Cup. That final squad will be announced on Sunday August 14th.

The tournament’ll take place in the UK this October. England, New Zealand and Wales will also be competing in the Cup.

Look, if Hills makes the final squad surely he can just crack jokes at the opposing teams and temporarily distract them? An unbeatable strategy if you ask me.

Hills — who was born with no right foot — helped found the UK’s first Physical Disability Rugby League team in 2017. It’s with the Warrington Wolves, a truly excellent name IMO. He also made the doco Take His Legs about his dream of playing competitive rugby and the PDRL team’s foundation.

As well as the Wolves, Hills has played for Lancashire in the UK, and NSW City and the South Sydney Rabbitohs back here in Aus.

Hills actually played for the Wolves when they beat the Rabbitohs in the PDRL World Club Challenge back in 2018.

In a tweet, Hills said he was “honoured” to have made the extended Australian squad.

“Whether selected or not, I’ll do all I can to support the team,” he said.

I am absolutely rooting for him — plus the whole Australian PDRL team.

And if Hills makes the squad and they need a couple of extras for Spicks and Specks, I’m more than happy to selflessly volunteer my services. I just feel like Myf Warhurst and I are destined to be best friends .

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