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Wheelchair rugby stars look to wrap up title at home

Leicester Tigers wheelchair rugby team will hope to wrap up the title on home ground this weekend to crown their unbeaten domestic campaign.

The squad head into Super Series 3 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester knowing that third place will be enough to retain their Division 1 trophy.

Group games against Scrimmage (9.00am), Canterbury Hellfire (12.30pm) and West Coast Crash (4.00pm) this Saturday, February 9 must be successfully negotiated before the knockout stages the following day. The final is scheduled for 2.00pm on Sunday.

Tigers head coach Darren Matthews explained a number of players have been training with the GB squad in recent weeks preparing for the upcoming Quad Nations, taking place in Leicester later this year.

“Consistency is the key,” he said. “Having depth on the bench that can rotate through the whole weekend keeps players fresh.”

But will playing at home this weekend add extra pressure? Matthews says the team is not fazed.

“Support is always good, and it’s excellent to know we are part of the Tigers family – that goes a long way.”

“We just concentrate on our process and try not to worry about the results.”

Tigers head into the weekend on the back of an impressive display at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Super Series 2 at the end of January, winning all five of their games.

Entry to the Morningside Arena is completely FREE across both days.

You can also follow @TigersWR on Twitter for live updates throughout the weekend.

Alongside the upcoming Quad Nations tournament, Leicester continues to be the home of wheelchair rugby. 

Last year’s inaugural Quad Nations weekend invited the world’s top three-ranked teams Australia, Japan and USA to Leicester, with Great Britain narrowly missing out on a bronze medal to Japan by four points.

Tigers wheelchair rugby star Jamie Stead was also named ‘Most Valuable Player’ in last year’s competition.

Tickets to the King Power Quad Nations can be purchased by clicking here, and you can find out more about LTWR at the link below.