War hero, paralympic champion and motivational speaker, Derek Derenalagi, will carry the tropy for the Rugby League World Cup onto the pitch for the opening ceremony of the Fiji v Ireland match 28th October.  Derek will also be featured this evening Wednesday 23rd October on Sky Sports 3 at 7 pm.

 

Derek has a truly inspirational story following his story from losing his legs in Afghanistan tojoping the GB squad and competing in the Discus at London 2012.  A former Rugby Union player himself, Derek is currently training hard for selection for the 2014 Rio Paralympic Games.