Czech Republic

Current world ranking


Best European Championship Result


Ones to watch

Petr Oppenauer (1.5) is a very tall player, with a defensive classification but who plays in an attack chair. Had an excellent tournament in Norway to help the Czech Republic finish third and qualify for these Championships, plays his club rugby for the Prague Robots. Petr has been on the international team for more than 13 years and has received many Best in Class awards, over the years, including at European Championships in 2015 and 2016.

Route to the 2023 European Championship

Wheelchair Rugby Qualification Championship in Norway.

Fun facts

The Czech Republic Wheelchair Rugby team was established in 1993.

This is their first time qualifying since 2013.

A team without a high point player, they play a very strong key defence, which other teams found tough to break down at the Qualifying Tournament in Norway. Let’s hope they can make it tough for all of these higher ranked teams.

Filip Varton (2.0) is a former Czech Republic International Rugby Union player, so he will relish the chance to play at the Principality Stadium.

Team socials