Wheelchair rugby is an intense and physical game
Wheelchair rugby is an intense and physical game. This explains the front fenders that protect legs and feet in the clashes, of which there are plenty.
Some rugby wheelchairs have designs that are intended to hold other wheelchairs in the ‘tackle’ whilst others have wings positioned in front of the main wheels to prevent this and spoke guards to avoid buckled wheels. (Some of these features can be custom built and fitted.)
They very commonly have anti tip rear castors. Some manufacturers will have their frames post-weld heat treated to remove weak areas around the welds (heat affected zones) these wheelchairs may cost more, but the durability pays off through longevity such is the ferocity of the sport.