Dundee to host Scotland’s wheelchair test match with Ireland

Dundee International Sport Centre has been confirmed as the venue for the wheelchair rugby league test match between Scotland and Ireland on April 18.

The two nations will be competing for the Celtic Cup, and  will be the first ever wheelchair rugby league international held in Scotland in the sport’s short history in the country.

Since 2012, when their first international was played, Scotland have competed in two Four Nations tournaments, as well as one World Cup.

Tayside is something of a hotbed of wheelchair rugby league, with the Dundee Dragons representing the region.

“We are delighted to be able to announce what will be an historic day in Dundee,” said Scotland coach Jamie Seery.

“We have been working with Ireland to ensure we provide a great experience for the spectators, many of whom will have never have seen the sport before.

“This is set to be our biggest year yet with these internationals, followed by the European Championships later in the year.”

Dundee Dragons coach Kevin Rattray was delighted that such an occasion was coming to his home town.

“Dundee Dragons are delighted that the the first ever wheelchair rugby league international test match between Scotland and Ireland will be held in Dundee,” he said.

“I’m sure the spectators will enjoy the speed of thought and action needed to reach the highest level of the sport.

“The match will be perfect preparation for the teams as they ready themselves for the forthcoming European Championship.”

Scotland v Ireland
Saturday April 18 2015 2pm kick off
Dundee International sport centre, Main Loan, DD4 7AA
Tickets can be purchased on the day Adults £5, Con £3, Under 16’s: Free

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