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Three Leicester Tigers WR Players Help Great Britain to European Rugby Championship Win

Three Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby players as well as two coaches helped Great Britain beat Sweden 49-41 to win the European Wheelchair Rugby Championship for the fifth time.

The victory makes Great Britain the most decorated nation in European Championship history, with Sweden the next best with four.

The teams were level at 25-25 at half-time and GB took a three-point lead into the final quarter before stretching their advantage and eventually getting the win.

Both teams have secured places at next year's World Championships in Sydney.

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Tigers players Nick Cummins, Jamie Stead and Gavin Walker helped GBWR to their fifth european title last weekend 

The Matt Hampson Foundation helped establish the Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team and continue to support the team. Matt said: "We’re all really proud of all the Leicester Tigers wheelchair rugby team involved in GBWR's European Championship success. It's been a tough few months with the funding for the sport being cut but this is huge testament to everyone involved and a wonderful achievement.

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