TORONTO  — The Invictus Games are in full swing and Team USA is looking to defend their wheelchair rugby title on Thursday.

“We’re looking to defend our title. We’re not giving anything up. If a team wants it, they’ve got to come get it from us,” medically retired Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel told DoD News. “We’ve got a solid team. It’s all defense and then we just execute on offense. It’s going to be a lot of fun for everybody,” added McDaniel, who is leading Team USA’s rugby team.

Below are a few photos from wheelchair rugby aka “murderball” prelims:

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Anthony McDaniel #8 of Team USA battles against Clive Smith #6 of Team United Kingdom in action on Day Five at Wheelchair Rugby during the 2017 Invictus Games at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

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Helene Le Scelleur #3 of Team Canada tries to avoid the reach of Tiny Graham #13 of Team New Zealand in action on Day Five at Wheelchair Rugby during the 2017 Invictus Games at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

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Australian Daniel Jeffery crashes over Canadian Helene Le Scelleur during their Wheelchair Rugby preliminary match at the Mattamy Athletics Center during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto on September 27, 2017. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

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Mick Collins #3 of Team Australia slams into JP Regalado #9 of Team Canada in action on Day Five at Wheelchair Rugby during the 2017 Invictus Games at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

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Anthony McDaniel, a Marine Corps veteran, reaches for a ball during a wheelchair rugby game against Italy during the 2017 Invictus Games at the Mattamy Athletics Center in Toronto, Sept. 27, 2017. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears intercepts a pass during a wheelchair rugby match against Team Italy during the 2017 Invictus Games at the Mattamy Athlethics Centre in Toronto, Canada, September 27, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae)

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Curtis McGrath #14 of Team Australia loses control in action against Team Canada on Day Five at Wheelchair Rugby during the 2017 Invictus Games at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

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U,S, Army Staff Sgt. (ret.) Ryan Major participates in wheelchair rugby during the 2017 Invictus Games at the Mattamy Athlethics Centre in Toronto, Canada, September 27, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae)

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