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A ‘beautiful moment’ at the Invictus Games had the whole crowd cheering

Ben Fordham
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An incredible display of sportsmanship at the Invictus Games has brought spectators to tears this afternoon.

The inspiring moment happened in the dying seconds of a wheelchair rugby game between Australia and New Zealand.

Australia was dominating the match.

But with 30 seconds left on the clock, the Aussie athletes passed the ball to a Kiwi player George Nepata, who’s paralysed from the neck down.

Their actions helped him score a try for his nation.

Macquarie Radio reporter Natalie Peters saw it all unfold.

“The crowd was on their feet, cheering. It was a really beautiful moment to end the game,” she tells Ben Fordham.

“Every single event at the Invictus Games has so much spirit and so much heart.”

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