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Cheer on the Wheel Blacks in the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships – here’s how

Stylish shot of Cody Everson throwing ball

When are the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships?

The 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships take place in Vejle, Denmark from 10-16 October 2022.

Wheel Blacks results in the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

Pool games

Final score

Resides

France vs. New Zealand

(FRA) 60 : 42 (NZL)

Loss

Switzerland vs. New Zealand

(SWI) 48 : 57 (NZL)

Win

New Zealand vs. Great Britain

(NZL) 50 : 55 (GBR)

Loss

New Zealand vs. United States

(NZL) 39 : 50 (USA)

Loss

Germany vs. New Zealand

(GER) 46 : 50 (NZL)

Win

Game

Final score

Results

Quarterfinal Japan vs. New Zealand

(JPN) : (NZL)

Who is on the Wheel Blacks squad for the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships?

The Wheel Blacks team is made up of a core of Paralympians that represented New Zealand at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, plus one debutante and returning players Maia Marshall-Amai and Cameron Leslie completing the squad.

 

The complete Wheel Blacks squad for the 2022 World Championships:

Para athlete

Role

Team

Points

Cody Everson

Co-captain

Canterbury

Loss

Cameron Leslie

Co-captain

Waikato

Win

Hayden Barton-Cootes

Auckland

Loss

Robert Hewitt

Waikato

Loss

Tainafi Lefono

Auckland

Loss

Gareth Lynch

Auckland

Win

Maia Marshall-Amai

Auckland

Win

Gavin Rolton

Dsport

Win

Ian Simpson

Canterbury

Win

Mike Todd

Non-travelling reserve

Canterbury

Win

WHEN WILL NEW ZEALAND PLAY IN THE 2022 WHEELCHAIR RUGBY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?

 

Pool games take place from Monday 10th October to Thursday 13th October. The schedule for the Wheel Blacks’ matches is as follows (local time and New Zealand time):

Day in Denmark

Time in Denmark

Day in NZ

Time in NZ

Match

Tuesday, October 11

9.00am

Tuesday

20.00pm

France vs. New Zealand

Tuesday, October 11

14.45pm

Wednesday

1.45am

Switzerland vs. New Zealand

Wednesday, October 12

12.15pm

Wednesday

11.15pm

New Zealand vs. Great Britain

Wednesday, October 12

19.15pm

Thursday

6.15am

New Zealand vs. United States

Thursday, October 13

11.15am

Thursday

10.15pm

Germany vs. New Zealand

Friday, October 14

11.00am

Friday

10.00pm

Quarterfinal Japan vs. New Zealand

To see the full schedule, go to https://2022wrwc.com/schedule-results/

How can I watch the Wheel Blacks in the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships?

All 46 games of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships will be streamed live and available on demand.

 

How can I find out more about the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships?

Follow all the info on the official site or on Facebook:

About Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed team sport for male and female athletes. A unique sport created by athletes with a disability, it combines elements of many sports, including basketball, rugby and ice hockey.

Players compete in teams of four to carry a ball across the opposing team’s goal line. Full contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the sport as players use their chairs to block and hold opponents.

Wheelchair Rugby is a Paralympic sport, with twenty–six countries competing in international competition and more than ten others developing national programmes.

Wheelchair rugby is open to athletes with disabilities that include at least some loss of function in at least three limbs. Most players have spinal cord injuries but players can also qualify through multiple amputations, neurological disorders or other medical conditions.

How do points and classification work in Wheelchair rugby?

Every wheelchair rugby player is classified based on their disability and undergo a functional skills test. Each player is given a points value after testing which will range from 0.5 (lowest) to 3.5 (highest). The four players on court for a wheelchair rugby team must not exceed a total of 8 points. For each female player on the court, a team will be allowed an extra 0.5 points over and above the 8 points for the team.

How can New Zealanders support the Wheel Blacks?

 

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