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Invictus Games Toronto: Jaguar Land Rover Wheelchair Rugby exhibition match

Invictus Games Toronto: Jaguar Land Rover Wheelchair Rugby exhibition match

29.09.2017: Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and food took part in the Jaguar Land Rover Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition Match

Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and food took part in the Jaguar Land Rover Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition Match, as part of the 2017 Invictus Games event in Toronto, Canada.



Stars including British singer Laura Wright and Canadian Hockey player Mike Johnson were joined on the pitch by professional wheelchair rugby players competing in the Games for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.



The Exhibition Match celebrates Jaguar Land Rover’s support of Invictus Games Toronto 2017 competitors and their friends and family.



The event is a friendly game that showcases the abilities of wheelchair rugby exhibition match players against some of their favourite celebrities. Both celebrity teams were provided with pre-match training led by professional wheelchair rugby coaches.




A gripping game saw the Land Rover team of:



-Laura Wright - English Soprano singer
-Tessa Bonhomme – Sports Broadcaster



-Noah Galloway - US Army Veteran, Television Personality and Author
-Robert Irvine - Celebrity Chef, Entrepreneur and founder of the Robert Irvine Foundation



Beat the Jaguar team of:



-Derek Hough - Two time Emmy Award winner and current judge on the hit NBC series World of Dance


-Bonnie Jill-Lafflin - American Sports Broadcaster, star of VH1 show Basketball Wives and former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys


-Mike Johnson - A man who played over 213 times for the Toronto Maple Leafs and 80 times for the Montreal Canadians during a 13-year NHL career. Now a sports broadcaster


-Matthew Scianitti – TSN Reporter






Billed as the world’s biggest international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 presented by Jaguar Land Rover includes archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and, for 2017, golf.
 
 
 

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