8 Oct 2022

Celtic rivals Wales and Ireland meet in a wheelchair warm up fixture ahead of the World Cup, when they clash at Calderdale College, Halifax today (kick off 2pm)

Wales head coach Steve Jones noted: “We are looking forward to launching our World Cup campaign with the first of our hit outs. Even though we have a good record against the Irish over the last couple of years, we definitely won’t be taking the newly invigorated ‘wheelhounds’ lightly. We have named a strong line up and the players are all looking forward to the chance of showing us that they deserve a starting spot in the tournament.”

Damian McCabe, Ireland’s head coach, said: “This match is the final part of our preparations for the World Cup, how we perform will tell us a lot about where we are as a team. Wales are a very strong and well drilled side who have had the better of us for a number years, so we are in no doubt that it will be a tough match, but one that we excited about. This is perfect preparation.”

Ireland Squad
Peter Johnston Captain, Toby Burton Carter Vice Captain, Phil Roberts, Rick Rodgers, James McCarthy, Tom Martin, Scott Robertson, Stephen Campbell, Nash Jennings, Oran Spain

Wales Squad
Alan Caron, Harry Jones, Jodie Boyd-Ward, Lucie Roberts, Mason Baker, Mark Williams, Scott Trigg-Turner, Stephen Halsey, Stuart Williams