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Great Britain's Tigers to battle it out for bronze

Great Britain wheelchair rugby team missed out on a place in the final of the World Championships in Sydney after a 59 - 57 defeat at the hands of current holders Australia.

Tigers wheelchair rugby stars Nick Cummins, Muhammad Islam, Gavin Walker and Jamie Stead tasted defeat for only the second time in the tournament, but can still pick up a bronze medal should they overcome USA - who lost 46 - 51 to Japan in the day's other semi-final.

Great Britain are currently ranked fifth in the world rankings and will now take on the world number two side on Friday, August 10 in the third place play-off in a rematch of their second-day group game, which USA edged 47 - 41.

Tigers coach Rob Tarr, who is part of Paul Shaw's Great Britain coaching staff alongside Tigers head coach Darren Matthews, said: "The team can take the loss with a sense of huge pride. They battled to the end against the best team in the world on their home ground.

The game was always within reach and it could of gone either way until the last whistle. The coaches are overwhelmed with the overall performance from the whole squad."

Great Britain made the last four of the World Championships for the first time since 2006, where the team missed out to 2002 champions Canada 23 - 19.

You can watch Tigers stars in their final match of the World Championships live on the morning of Friday, August 10 at 4.45am (GMT). Simply click follow the link below.