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Wheelchair warriors dent chairs in full contact rugby

Team Indonesia's Mashuri fending off the European team on Thursday during the three-day Halcyon Agri International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Super Series in Singapore. It ends today with two semi-finals at Toa Payoh Sports Hall and the medal matches at
Team Indonesia's Mashuri fending off the European team on Thursday during the three-day Halcyon Agri International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Super Series in Singapore. It ends today with two semi-finals at Toa Payoh Sports Hall and the medal matches at the Singapore Cricket Club. PHOTO COURTESY OF DESMOND LUI

They're 24 and 60 and every other age and all they care about is scraping wheels. They have no feet in some cases, or only one finger, and swivel better than dancers. They play in chairs, now and then knock each other over, and bump fists with the referee.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2019, with the headline 'Wheelchair warriors dent chairs in full contact rugby'. Print Edition | Subscribe