Wheelchair rugby is a mixed team sport for male and female quadriplegic athletes. It combines elements of rugby, basketball and handball.
Wheelchair rugby players compete in manual wheelchairs specifically designed for the sport. It is a Paralympic sport, with 26 countries competing in international competitions.
Who can play?
Anybody with a disability can play wheelchair rugby.
To be eligible to play wheelchair rugby professionally, individuals must have a disability which affects the arms and legs. Most players have spinal cord injuries with full or partial paralysis of the legs and partial paralysis of the arms.