Paralympics wheelchair rugby schedule: Matches and start times

The wheelchair rugby is set to be one of the biggest draws of the Tokyo Paralympics.

Originally known as ‘murderball’, the sport is played in an aggressive and committed fashion, making it one of the most entertaining sports of any Games.

The Yoyogi National Stadium will host the games with eight nations split into two groups, with games running from 25-29 August.

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Defending champions Australia, who beat the United States at Rio 2016 to win gold, are joined by Japan, Denmark and France in Group A.


While Team USA will hope to upgrade their silver medal and start in Group B alongside New Zealand, Great Britain and Canada.

The top two from each group will advance to the semi-finals, with the two winners advancing to the gold medal match and the losers facing off to win bronze.

You can read the full schedule for all other Paralympic events here.

Full wheelchair rugby schedule

All times UK

Wednesday 25 August

3.30am USA vs New Zealand

6am Australia vs Denmark

9.30am Great Britain vs Canada

12pm Japan vs France

Thursday 26 August

3.30am Canada vs United States

6am Japan vs Denmark

9.30am France vs Australia

12pm Great Britain vs New Zealand

Friday 27 August

3.30am Denmark vs France

6am Australia vs Japan

9.30am United States vs Great Britain

12pm New Zealand vs Canada

Saturday 28 August

3.30am 7th-8th place classification

6.15am Semi-final

9.30am Semi-final

12pm 5th-6th place classification

Sunday 29 August

6am Bronze medal match

10am Gold medal match

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