Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

Having witnessed two fierce World Cup matches between Japan and Sweden, then France and Poland, Members and their guests were treated to two more lighthearted fixtures.

The Classic Wallabies took an early lead and Members were delighted to cheer on Director Adam Freier as he scored a try. However the Classic Wallabies were eventually defeated 11 - 9 by a determined Classic Waratahs team featuring former Club Ambassador Patrick McCutcheon.

The final match of the evening saw Parramatta take the inaugural Shute Shield Wheelchair Rugby title defeating Eastwood 18 - 16. It was wonderful to see both Clubs (including both Presidents) battle it out, having earned their position in the Grand Final after a round robin competition the previous night in which Southern Districts and Eastern Suburbs also competed.

Although the second two matches of the session lacked the skill and precision of the first two the crowd certainly appreciated the determination on display.

The Rugby Club Foundation wishes all the teams competing in the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World  Championships, especially the reigning World Champions, the Australian Steelers, the best of luck for the remaining matches in the tournament.

Events, Club NewsLisa Kane