BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge Results
The BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge took place in London, England at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 12-16 October, 2015.
This prestigious tournament was held during the break between the end of pool play and the start of quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, and brought together some of the top wheelchair rugby nations in the world for an epic week of competition.
Canada defeated the United States in a classic battle for Gold, winning the event 54-50, and becoming the #1 ranked country in the world for their second time (2002 IWRF World Championship and 2015). Previous #1 Australia lost to the USA in the semifinals, relengueshing them to play Japan for the Bronze. The Aussies were successful in their effort, winning 65-60.
David Pond, Chief Executive of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby comments, “It is really exciting to bring together the best wheelchair rugby athletes in the world to play in a tournament alongside the Rugby World Cup. We hope this tournament will be repeated in Tokyo alongside the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Thank you to UK Sport, the Lottery, BT and all of our partners for making the event possible.”
Final standing and the BT Wheelchair Rugby World All tournament Team are as follows. For more information please visit the events official website at www.wwrc15.com
Read a wrap up story here.
Canada - 5-0 - Gold
United States 3-2 - Silver
Australia - 4-1 - Bronze
Japan 2-3 - 4th Place.
Great Britain - 3-2 - 5th Place
France - 1-4 - 6th Place
New Zealand- 1-4 - 7th Place
South Africa - 0-5 - 8th Place
BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge All Tourney Team
Best 0.5 - Jonny Coggan - GBR
Best 1.0 - Travis HIrschfield - CAN
Best 1.5 - Patrice Simard - CAN
Best 2.0 - Joe Delagrave - USA
Best 2.5 - Josh Wheeler - USA
Best 3.0 - Daisuke Ikezaki - JPN
Best 3.5 - Ryley Batt - AUS
MVP - Zak Madell - CAN
Best Female Players - Coral Batey - GBR & Maia Amai - NZL
BT WWRC Schedule and Results
|Mon 12 October 2015|
|Tue 13 October 2015|
|Wed 14 October 2015|
|Thurs 15 October 2015|
|12:00||B3 GBR||A4 RSA||71-22|
|14:00||A3 NZL||B4 FRA||47-50|
|17:15||A2 USA||B1 AUS||57-54|
|19:45||A1 CAN||B2 JPN||60-50|
|Fri 16 October 2015|
|12:00||7th-8th Place - RSA vs. NZL - 29-76|
|14:00||5th-6th Place - GBR vs. FRA - 53-49|
|17:15||Bronze Medal Match - AUS vs. JPN -|
|19:45||Gold Medal Match - USA vs. CAN - 50-54|