IF YOU’VE studied the 2015 World Cup fixtures closely, you’ll know that there’s going to be a week’s break between the end of the pool stages and the start of the knock-outs. But there will be no gap in the rugby action, because the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge will take place from 12-16 October at London’s Copper Box Arena. Mike Brown will be at the centre of England’s campaign, but he’s sure to be found in east London, fulfilling his role as a GB Wheelchair Rugby ambassador and cheering on the team, whenever he can.

Wheelchair rugby came to the fore at the 2012 Olympic Games, and again during last year’s Invictus Games, and it’s cemented its place in sporting fans’ hearts. This competition, which is in its inaugural year, will bring the top teams in the world to the Copper Box, including London 2012 gold medallists Australia, plus Canada and USA, who won silver and bronze respectively. New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and France will also compete, and, of course, the host side, Great Britain.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this fast and furious brand of rugby in action! The schedule has already been announced on wwrc15.com, and ticket details will be available shortly.

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