Cheer on the Wheel Blacks in the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships – here’s how
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||Result|
|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|
|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:
|Mike Todd||Non-travelling reserve||Canterbury||2|
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?
- Connect: @WheelBlacks across Facebook and Instagram
- Donate: https://givealittle.co.nz/org/nz-wheelchair-rugby-inc
- Shop: https://wheelblacksshop.com/
- Volunteer: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/189524