Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby players Nick Cummins and Jamie Stead missed out on a bronze medal on the final day of the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019 in Tokyo.
The pair helped Great Britain to reach the semi-final stages of the competition against USA, with the winner facing Australia in the final.
However, it wasn’t meant to be as Team GB were edged by one point 49-48 setting up a third and fourth place play-off against Japan.
It was Japan who took bronze beating Great Britain 54-49 as Cummins and Stead rounded off an impressive summer on the international stage.
The two, alongside Tigers head coach Darren Matthews, assistant coach Rob Tarr and teammate Gavin Walker, were part of the Team GB team that won the European Champions for a third successive time this year.
🙌 Thank you to the @WWRC2019 organising committee, staff and volunteers for making this such a memorable event! 🌟 Thank you also to the hosts 🇯🇵, champions 🇺🇸 and other nations 🇦🇺🇨🇦🇧🇷🇫🇷🇳🇿 for the tough competition! Catch up on demand 📺: https://t.co/vjiMm32S65 #wwrc2019 pic.twitter.com/lP58fmxI6X— GBWR (@GBWRNews) October 20, 2019
Attention now turns back to the domestic front, with LTWR taking to the court in the New Year whilst the club’s second team continue their debut season with their second Super Series weekend at the end of November.
Fans will be able to welcome representatives from the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team and club partner Häfele onto the Welford Road pitch at half-time during Tigers’ Gallagher Premiership fixture against Saracens this Sunday, October 27 (3.00pm).
Match tickets are available at the link below and supporters are encouraged to BUY EARLY to secure the best-priced match tickets.