Following the huge success of the inaugural King Power Quad Nations tournament in 2018, which saw more than 5,000 supporters watch Paralympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallist teams from around the globe compete in Leicester, the tournament returns this year at the Morningside Arena from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March.
Great Britain will be up against Japan, which won the Gold medal at the World Wheelchair Rugby Championships; Canada, which is currently ranked fourth in the world; and France, ranked seventh.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby announced a line-up including three Leicester Tigers players (Gavin Walker, Jamie Stead and Nick Cummins) and Kylie Grimes, who returns to the game following her three-year spell with British Athletics. The team captain is Chris Ryan.
The three-day tournament marks an important opportunity for Great Britain ahead of the 2019 European Championships in Denmark where Team GB will defend the title, and ahead of the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, which will be played alongside the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo in October.
Thai duty-free giant King Power will, once again, be the title sponsor, as part of the continuing legacy of the former Chairman Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
There are daytime and evening sessions over the three days (1-3 March) at the Morningside Arena, Leicester.
Using the code DMU2, students and staff can get special discounted tickets at just £2 each for the Friday and Saturday evening sessions (that’s £10.50 off the normal price). Tickets can be purchased from www.wrquadnations.com, where you’ll also find more details about the matches.
Wheelchair rugby’s often brutal games are a fast-paced spectacle, so this is a great opportunity to go along and add lots of noise, colour and support to this international tournament.
Posted on Tuesday 26th February 2019