The sport, originally known as "murderball" because of its aggressive, full-contact nature, is played on an indoor court and involves teams of up 12, with four players per side on court at any one time.
Since making its Paralympic debut in Sydney in 2000 the game has gone from strength to strength, and tickets for the sport at London 2012 sold out in record time, which the Great Britain team hope will play to their advantage.
Being, by nature, rather skeptical, I decided to see if it was true. So, I wrote to the organization via its official website. That was yesterday and by today, no response. So, I tried simply to purchase tickets for wheelchair rugby via the paralympic ticket webshop and sure enough, if you search for wheelchair rugby, all events are followed by the words, "currently unavailable".
Why is wheelchair rugby so popular? Watch this trailer for the film "Murderball" to see the action of this hard-hitting sport and you will understand:
Murderball, by the way, was one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen. Even if you do not like sports and have no interest in Wheelchair Rugby, you will enjoy this movie. Read this Murderball Review to see why.
So, how can you watch Wheelchair Rugby from the 2012 paralympics? I am now researching this information and hope to have an answer to that question soon. Return to this blog for an update on how to watch the 2012 paralympics.