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GB Wins Opening Game of Wheelchair Rugby European Championships

Host nation and Paralympic champions Great Britain kicked off the 2023 Wheelchair Rugby European Championship in style earlier today with a 55-32 victory over debutants Israel in the opening game of the tournament.

Despite a bright start from their opponents, Great Britain soon took a firm grip of the first match at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with their intense defensive pressure proving difficult for Israel to overcome.

The thrills, spills, and hair-raising action of the championship take place until May 7, with eight European teams going head-to-head.

Up for grabs is not only the European trophy, but direct qualification to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games for the finalists.

For the very first time, the Principality will be transformed into a stadium within a stadium, to create an intense arena atmosphere combined with the thrill of the famous home of Welsh rugby.

Prices for day tickets start from £10 for adults and under-16s can experience the action for just £1. Accessible tickets for wheelchair users are available. A free companion ticket is also on offer to every wheelchair user purchasing an accessible ticket for the event.

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