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17 October 2015

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

 

Final Standings 

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

GROUP A
United States    

Canada

New Zealand

South Africa

GROUP B

Australia

Japan

Great Britain 

France

Mon 12 October 2015
Evening Session
17:30 USA   CAN 57-58
19:45 GBR FRA 55-45
Tue 13 October 2015
Day Session
10:00 NZL SAF 64-32
12:00 AUS JPN 65-62
14:00 USA NZL 54-45
Evening Session
17:30 GBR  AUS  55-57
19:45 USA  SAF  62-23 
Wed 14 October 2015
Day Session
10:00 AUS  FRA  66-56
12:00 CAN  SAF  59-13
14:00 JPN  FRA  57-52
Evening Session
17:30 CAN  NZL  54-34
19:45 GBR  JPN  48-55
Thurs 15 October 2015
Day Session
12:00 B3 GBR A4 RSA 71-22
14:00 A3 NZL B4 FRA 47-50
Evening Session
17:15 A2 USA  B1 AUS 57-54
19:45 A1 CAN B2 JPN 60-50 
Fri 16 October 2015
Day Session
12:00 7th-8th Place - RSA vs. NZL - 29-76
14:00 5th-6th Place - GBR vs. FRA - 53-49
Evening Session
17:15 Bronze Medal Match - AUS vs. JPN - 
19:45 Gold Medal Match - USA vs. CAN - 50-54