AUSTRALIA’S wheelchair rugby team has opened its London Paralympics campaign with a win.
Featuring Buninyong paralympic veteran Greg Smith, Australia defeated Canada 64-52.
Smith was one of the team’s four starters, playing 14 minutes.
He scored two goals as Australia out-scored Canada in each quarter.
Ryley Batt was the offensive star for Australia, scoring 37 goals.
Australia is playing in group B, which also includes Sweden and Belgium.
Group A features the United States, Great Britain, Japan and France.
Australia’s next assignment is against Sweden tonight at 11pm (AEST).
Other opening round results from overnight:
US 56 d Great Britain 44
Sweden 52 d Belgium 42
Japan 65 d France 56
Semi-finals will be played on Saturday, with medal deciders on Sunday.