GB Start Strong in Japan Para Tournament

GB massed an incredible 119 points for, with only 57 against, in their first two games of the Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. First up was France who GB defeated 54-34 followed by Sweden who GB took 65-23. There is a real depth in this GB team with some very talented lines. It is notable how well Stuart Robinson and Aaron Phipps have integrated into the squad and are providing even more options for Head Coach Paul Shaw. There were still a few errors showing in the opening match against France, but these largely dissipated in the game against Sweden which saw a very convincing performance. Tomorrow will be much more of a test as GB take on host nation Japan in the last of the ‘round...
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First Silverware for Yorkshire Lions

So the names of West Coast Crash and Yorkshire Lions are added to the trophies after this season’s Roma Sport National Championships. Sweet victories for both teams as Lions collect their first silverware since joining the Super Series and Crash go one better than their Super Series runner-up position. In last week’s blog I said it was the most open tournament I can remember and that certainly came true. I saw coach Alan Ash at Lilleshall earlier this week and he was rightly a proud coach! It is great to see such an experienced Paralympian doing the business as a coach ...
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2018 Roma Sport National Championships Round-Up

West Coast Crash and Yorkshire Lions came out victorious at the 2018 Roma Sport National Championships last weekend. Both sides enjoyed unbeaten weekends as they lifted the Cup and Shield respectively. Nathaniel Holland rounds up all the action from Medway Park. Cup West Coast Crash were crowned Roma Sport National Champions after a dominant display at Medway Park. Since finishing runners up in the Super Series Division One in February, the Southport-based side have been training hard in preparation for the end of se...
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2018 Roma Sports National Championships Preview

This weekend, the Roma Sports National Championships heads into Kent as Medway Park plays host for the 2018 edition. Six teams from Division One of the Super Series will compete in the Cup competition with the title holders London Storm looking to claim their fifth straight national title. They will have to fend off competition from the likes of Leicester Tigers, Canterbury Hellfire, West Coast Crash, London Crusaders and Team Solent Sharks. Tigers, who were crowned Super Series Division One champions in Walsall in February will be looking to make it a league and cup ...
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Harry Langley: Up for the Cup

GB Talent and Canterbury Hellfire star Harry Langley is excited to be competing on home turf this weekend as the 2018 Roma Sport National Championships head to Medway Park in Kent, writes Nathaniel Holland. The low-point player has had a brilliant debut season in the Division One of the Super Series and he cannot wait to be competing for national honours just a stone’s throw from where he grew up. “With the tournament in Kent we have to show up and be ready as we don’t want to embarrass ourselves. “We just have to go out there an...
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All to Play for in the Roma National Championships

As teams look ahead to next weekend and the Roma National Championships we can look forward to a more open competition than we have seen for a few years. Leicester Tigers will be hoping to secure their first cup win having just topped Division 1 of the Super Series and will want to bring to an end the enviable record of Storm who have been in the Cup final for the last 4 years and won in both 2016 and 2017. Crash are also looking strong and will want to go one better than their runner-up placing last year. A combined Crash and Burn team has just returned from winning the Eg...
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