A DORSET wheelchair rugby player will be hoping to win his second gold medal at the Invictus Games tomorrow, Wednesday.

Ben Steele, an ex-RAF Regiment Gunner and Lance Corporal from Worthy Down, has once again been called up to play wheelchair rugby, dubbed “murderball”, at the second international games for wounded servicemen and women.

Team GB will be battling for a place in the final tomorrow as they take on fellow semi-finalists Denmark at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

The match starts at 3pm EST which is 8pm UK time.

The winning team will then go on to compete in the Gold Medal match against the USA or Australia at 9.10pm local time - which is 2.10am Thursday morning.

Ben, who won a gold medal on the wheelchair rugby team at the 2014 Invictus Games, lost his left leg at the knee following a motorcycle accident in Hampshire after serving three tours of Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

He is now hoping he can help secure Great Britain another gold at this year’s games.

In preparation for the games Ben, 34, has been training alongside his teammates on the Dorset Destroyers.

According to club captain Paul Sutherland although the Destroyers are not yet playing in a league the team have some very strong players who have made things very tough for Ben anyway.

He added: “When Ben first came to play it was like we had to really up our game again to keep up with him, so it really helped us as well”

Ben is aiming for gold again, but he feels it will be much tougher this time as his opponents now know how he plays.

Chairman Nick Coombs added: “Ben has changed enormously since we first met. He has a huge hit on him and he has a lot more movement now.

“Luke and Ben, our coaches showed us that it’s not all about the hits. It’s like Chess in Tanks.

“You’ve got to be tactical 90 per cent of the time, but sometimes smacking into your opponent in a wheelchair is the only way out.

“We’d like to wish Ben well for the Invictus Games and to all the Invictus Team.”

The games, which started on Sunday will run until Thursday, May 12 and will see acting servicemen and veterans from 15 countries taking part in 10 events including track and field, rowing and wheelchair volleyball.