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The Roller Hawks’ title defence has begun in emphatic fashion, winning all four games in the Cluster Round to start the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) season.

The Roller Hawks’ National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) title defence tips off on Friday when the side travels to Perth for the league’s season opening cluster round.

The prospects of defending National Wheelchair Basketball League champions, the Wollongong Roller Hawks, have taken a step up with the return of home grown son, Shawn Russell.

Australia’s men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams have qualified for the 2018 World Cup with the men’s side, the Rollers, going undefeated to claim gold and the women’s team, the Gliders, bouncing back after a slow start to the tournament to claim silver.

The Wollongong Roller Hawks have been crowned NWBL Champions after a hard fought Gold Medal game against the Sydney Metro Blues, running out 79-70 winners.