European Wheelchair Rugby Championships hit Knockout Rounds

France v Denmark
France v Denmark (Photo: IWRF)

The European Wheelchair Rugby Championship has completed the pool play on Thursday with the semi-finals being set for Friday’s fixtures.

In the opening game of the day Poland took on Ireland in a phenomenally tight match through the first half, with Poland only up by one point. From there the Irish couldn’t keep up with Poland who pushed away to claim the 50-42 win, and go in to third.

Sweden faced local rivals Finland in their final pool match looking to take top position in their pool and they made light work of Finland. Sweden managed to shoot out to a 36-17 lead in the first half before cruising to the 62-41 win.

Fighting for top spot in Group B, Great Britain took on Denmark in a tight match with Britain just capitalizing on a few errors to take a 29-27 lead at half time. From there the British powered out to the win 60-47 and top the group.

Needing a win to seal their place in the semi-finals, France took on Germany and went for it from the very start of the match. France led by six at half-time before pushing on further in the second half, pushing out to a 44-33 lead at the end of three quarters, much too big for the Germans to come back, with France winning 59-47.

That set the final places for the classifications and semi-finals, with Germany set to take on Ireland and Finland against Poland in the fifth place playoffs. While there are two thrilling matchups in the semi-finals with France taking on Great Britain and Sweden against Denmark.

 

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