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Wheelchair rugby, also known as ‘Murderball’, is a full contact distality team sport and is one of the few sports where both men and women can compete on the same team. A match consists of four eight-minute quarters with a squad of 12, but only four players from each team may be on the court at any time.
Wheelchair Rugby is played on a Basketball court, and the ball is similar to that used in Volleyball. Matches have two quarters each lasting eight minutes. The clock is stopped each time the ball leaves the court and when there are fouls.
The sport became a full Paralympic sport at Sydney 2000, following a demonstration at the Atlanta 1996 Games. Great Britain have qualified for every Paralympic Games and dominate the European circuit, winning five European gold medals over the years.
Find out more on the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby website.
David Pond and Jason Brisbane