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  1. Sarah Saunders @SSaundersITV

VIDEO: UK's newest wheelchair rugby club

Wheelchair rugby was originally known as 'murderball' thanks to its explosive, crash-contact nature. And now, the UK's newest side has been launched in Kent.

At the 2012 Olympics, Team GB's wheelchair rugby side only had a pool of 200 players to choose from, but that's set to increase for Rio 2016 as more local clubs are established.

Today the new Canterbury side officially launched - with a win. Sarah Saunders spoke to players Rachel Bowen and Kyle Hazelden; Canterbury Rugby Club vice chairman Jonathan Marsh and team captain at the paralympics 2012 - and Canterbury team coach Steve Brown.

  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Team trials for wheelchair rugby

Plans for a new wheelchair rugby club in Kent are taking shape, after a series of taster sessions over the last couple of months. The fast and furious sport was one of the highlights of last year's Paralympics.

David Johns reports, speaking to GB International Steve Brown, wheelchair rugby development officer Paul Brown, and Jonathan Marsh from Canterbury Rugby Club.

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Final weekend of Wheelchair Rugby Super Series League in Kent

Wheelchair Rugby teams in battle at Medway Park

The third and final weekend of the 'Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby' (GBWR) Series Super Series League is underway at Medway in Kent.

The competition at Medway Park in Gillingham will decide the final league positions in both GBWR divisions.

The Kent Crusaders hosted other sides at Medway Park for the Super Series Crown

Following the popularity of the popularity of the sport among spectators and others during last year's Paralympic Games, organisers are hoping to encourage more participants to sign up to play the sport.

Players in full flow at Wheelchair Rugby's Super Series Crown