What's it all about?
Have you ever wanted to watch a sport that used to be known as… Murderball? Have you ever wanted to watch a sport that has non-stop action and no protective padding, where it's totally OK to smash into opponents and knock them over? If that sounds cool, then you’re going to love wheelchair rugby!
How it's played
Things to watch for
- Wheelchair rugby is a real contact sport.
- You'll see a lot of wheelchair flips, which is part of the sport's appeal.
- There are two types of wheelchairs — one for offense and one for defense.
- Offense — rounded bumpers used for moves like getting through narrow spaces
- Defense — long bumper at the front.
- To get a point, not only must they be in control of the ball, but two of their wheels have to cross the line.
- That could be both big wheels, one big wheel and one small wheel or both small wheels.