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Great Britain and France set for showdown

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Great Britain will have to overcome France in the battle for semi-final qualification in their final Pool B group fixture at the wheelchair rugby World Championships in Sydney. 

Both teams have recorded three victories and endured one defeat in each of their four Pool B fixtures, with the undefeated USA expected to take top spot.

Tigers wheelchair rugby stars Nick Cummins, Muhammad Islam, Gavin Walker and Jamie Stead have all featured for Great Britain, who share equal points with European neighbours France. 

After an opening day win against Poland, Great Britain missed out to the undefeated USA before picking up a 55 – 43 win over former champions Canada and a convincing 57 – 20 result over Columbia on day three of the championship.

The French also saw off competition from Canada, Columbia and Poland. Their 54 – 39 loss to the USA means it’s all to play for with the Americans expected to see off the threat of Poland and Canada in tomorrow’s final group action. 

Elsewhere in Pool A, 2014 winners Australia made it three wins from three games defeating Denmark 61-49.

Japan also maintained their 100 per cent record as they narrowly saw off the Swedes 48 – 46. 

Wednesday’s (August 8) fixtures will conclude the final group action with the top two teams from Pool A and Pool B qualifying for the semi-final, which will be held on Thursday (August 9).

You can watch see how Tigers stars fare against France live tomorrow at 7.00am (GMT). Simply follow the link below.