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Wheelchair Rugby: Ulster Barbarians WRC hold successful rugby blitz.

Ulster Barbarians held their first Wheelchair Rugby Blitz on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September at the Antrim Forum. The Ulster Barbarian side hosted Scottish side the Caledonian Crushers, English side Darlington Mowden Park Bulls and an Irish Development side in the four team tournament. The teams played each other in a round robin […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Ulster Barbarians to host tournament.

We caught up with Ulster Barbarians Wheelchair Rugby Club earlier in the week, ahead of their hosting of their first ever Wheelchair Rugby tournament in Northern Ireland this coming Saturday 21st September and Sunday 22nd at the Antrim Forum. The tournament will feature teams from the two leagues that the Barbarians play in, the Irish […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Game continues to develop with first ever “Home Nations”

I must say it’s quite exciting getting in at the start of the development of a new form of rugby and for those of us that enjoy the technical aspects of the game Wheelchair Rugby 7’s is a fascinating incarnation of our favourite sport as it tries to mirror the full union game as closely […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Ireland prepare for Home Nations tournament.

Following on from the successful inaugural Wheelchair Rugby 7’s Six Nations tournament last year the Home Nations have banded together to prepare for this year’s tournament their own warm up competition this weekend in Liverpool at the John Moores University IM Marsh Campus. The competition, which kicks off on Saturday morning at 10:00am, will feature teams form Ireland, […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7’s Challenge Matches.

On my way back from Limerick on Sunday afternoon I had the opportunity for a pit stop in Clontarf to view the Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7’s Challenge matches and I must say it was well worth it. The competition was already in full swing when I arrived at 3:00pm with teams from Tallaght, Barnhall and […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Ireland prepare to defend Triple Crown.

The second Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations Championship takes place this summer in Paris and Team Ireland are ramping up their preparation, not just to defend the Triple Crown that they won first time round but to make a concerted effort for the Championship outright. Last season’s appearance in the inaugural Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations was a journey […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Triple Crown Joy for Ireland.

Ireland managed to secure the Triple Crown in the inaugural Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations Championship earlier this afternoon beating Scotland 30 – 8 in their final match of the tournament. Their final status depends on matches still being played but the Ireland camp will be happy to pick up silverware on their first outing. The […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Six Nations Championship Day 4.

Ireland’s Wheelchair Rugby Team have set themselves up for a Triple Crown match against Scotland today after beating England 27 – 6 last night in the Six Nations Championship.

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Wheelchair Rugby: Six Nations Championship Day 3.

Ireland and France conspired to produce a classic on Day 3 of the Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations Championship with France claiming the honours 26 – 19. Ireland were desperate to get their campaign back on track after yesterdays one point loss to Italy and it looked like they had got of to a perfect start […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Six Nations Championship Day 2.

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign hit the buffers on Day 2 with a determined Italy edging the second round match 11 – 10 in Montlucon. France and England remain unbeaten with France overpowering Scotland 75- 6 and England beating Wales 47 – 10 the Irish now find themselves in third place behind the undefeated two, but […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Six Nations Championship Day 1.

The results are in from Day 1 of the inaugural Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations and it’s been a spectacular start for Ireland who now sit top of the table after a remarkable 60 – 0 win against Wales. Earlier in the day France defeated Italy 23- 18 in a bruising encounter and England edged out […]

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Wheelchair Rugby: Six Nations Championship.

Next week sees the first ever Wheelchair Rugby Six Nations Championship take place in the Auvergne region of France. The inaugural championship  features teams from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, France and Italy and runs from 18th – 22nd June with a round of matches being played each day in a hectic schedule. This isn’t the […]