Friday, June 10, 2011

Great Britain 2011 Wheelchair Rugby

Great Britain is issuing 10 stamps on 27 July 2011 as a precommemoration of the Paralympic Games 2012; among the 10 stamps is one featuring 2 persons on wheelchairs fighting for a ball, captioned as "Wheelchair Rugby". The fact that it is a contact sport, and its name are all this sport has in common with rugby union! And it is played with a round ball, as shown on the stamp! Description for it does sound pretty violent, and according to an entry in Wikipedia, its original name is murderball! Suffice to say it is a contact sport played by disabled people on wheelchair on a hardwood court with 4 wheelchairs to a side.

RWC 2011 20 Unions Stamp Sheet

NZ Post has released a personalised collector's sheet with stamp labels featuring the logos of the 20 participating unions for Rugby World Cup 2011. From left to right, in each of the 4 rows, the logos are for unions of the nations:
Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji
France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan
Namibia, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Samoa
Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, USA, Wales.