Rugby rules – US Quad Rugby Association

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Australian Rugby Union
Homepage: http://www.quadrugby.com

Rules: http://www.quadrugby.com/the_game

History:
Before a rugby national governing body was in rugby, or wheelchair rugby as it is also called, is a sport with roots going back to wheelchair basketball and ice hockey, which is not surprising, since it was developed by three Canadians from Winnipeg, Manitoba as a quadriplegic equivalent to wheelchair basketball. The sport was originally called murderball due to the aggressive nature of the game. It was introduced in the United States in 1981 by Brad Mikkelsen, who with the aid of the University of North Dakota’s Disabled Student Service’s, formed the first team, the Wallbangers, and changed the game’s name from murderball to quad rugby.