Invictus Games

Invictus Games: Heartbreak for Team UK in wheelchair rugby final

There were emotional scenes on the court and in the stands as Team UK was narrowly beaten by Team USA.

Team UK have suffered a devastating loss in the final of the wheelchair rugby tournament at the Invictus Games.

An unbeaten run to the final meant the British team were arguably favourites going into the match against Team USA.

However, the 23-20 loss at the Invictus Stadium broke British hearts, causing emotional scenes on the court and in the stands.

After the loss, Team UK's Russell Hunt told Forces News that spirits were still high.

He said: "Medals are great and fantastic but that's not what this process is about.

"We've all been on a journey.

"We've come together as a team and the vast majority of us never played wheelchair rugby before we started training with Invictus.

"To go from that to silver medallists at the Games - we're all on a high."