RGC are top of the Wheelchair Rugby Super Series Division Two after the season opener at Stoke Mandeville Stadium last weekend.
Eight teams went wheel-to-wheel last weekend with 20 games completed over the two days. Last season’s champions West Coast Burn won their opening three games, as did Westcountry Hawks, but it was North Wales outfit RGC that came out on top in the final against Hawks, beating Burn in the semi-finals.
Ulster Barbarians managed one victory from their Division Two debut and headed back across the Irish Sea in 7th place.
Glasgow’s Caledonian Crushers overcame Burn in the battle for bronze heading back across the border in third. Ospreys managed fifth with victory over DMP Bulls who endured a mixed bag of results after dropping down from Division One.
Dan Kellett, RGC team captain, said: “We didn’t expect to win this weekend if I’m honest. After winning this weekend, we are going to go into the next tournament looking to do the same again and promotion is the overall aim”
The Super Series is the domestic competition in the United Kingdom that features the best players from the UK and across Europe. Comprising of three divisions, the Super Series events take place at venues across the country usually from Autumn to Spring, culminating in the National Championships, which will be held in Leicester in 2019. The Super Series is a long running competition and has grown to a 20-team, three-division format.
The next Division Two weekend will take place at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent (11th/12th November). Don’t forget, the event is free so just come along to Fenton Manor anytime from 9am on both days and you won’t be disappointed.
Picture courtesy of GBWR, with thanks.