The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team came second at the King Power Quad Nations in Cardiff on 18th September 2022. The Paralympic champions, Great Britain, met Canada in the finals who had beaten Germany 53-48.
The final itself needed two periods of overtime to separate the teams, but Canada who finally won the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Trophy this year. Great Britain’s excellent defence meant until that point the scores stayed level at 45-45 and 49-49 respectively.
Hosted at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff from 16-18 September the gripping four-team international event ran over three days. It was the first time the Quad Nations tournament had been held in Wales this year.
It is a significant date in this year’s wheelchair rugby calendar as key preparation ahead of October’s World Championship in Denmark, as well as building up to next year’s European Championship which is also being held in the rugby-loving Welsh city of Cardiff.
Aaron Phillips who was part of the gold-medal-winning Tokyo 2020 squad said “The King Power Quads Nations was a great and tense tournament! Congratulations to Canada, shame about result but onto the Worlds in Denmark 👊🏼 Proud to pick up the Best in Class award 🏆”
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Great Britain overcame European champions France to reach the finals. After a three-minute overtime was played, Great Britain eventually saw off France 56-53.
Of the final match the GB Wheelchair Rugby Team said “After two periods of overtime, Canada win the King Power Quad Nations. An unbelievable effort by the whole of the GB team 👊.”
We are so proud of the team and were delighted with the silver medal. We wish them the best of luck with the World Championships in October in Denmark and hope they bring home some more medals.