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Tigers help Great Britain to semi-final

Great Britain wheelchair rugby team have beaten France in their final World Championships Pool B group game to secure a spot in the competition’s semi-final.

Tigers players Gavin Walker, Muhammad Islam, Jamie Stead and Nick Cummins all featured in the 47 – 41 win over France, with Great Britain joining expected group winners and four times world champions USA in qualifying to the next round.

Head coach Paul Shaw and his team, which includes Tigers coaches Darren Matthews and Rob Tarr, steered Great Britain to four wins out of the five group fixtures. Tigers team mechanic Jonathan Roach is also a part of the Great Britain support team in Sydney. 

See all of Great Britain's results below.

Pool B results

Poland 31 - 55 Great Britain

USA 47 - 41 Great Britain

Great Britain 55 - 43 Canada

Great Britain 57 - 20 Columbia

Great Britain 47 - 41 France

Tigers and Great Britain star Gavin Walker said: "For a long time now Great Britain have reached the semi final of a world championship. From the start of this tournament it has been our aim to put into practice the hard work that has been put in over the last few years.

"Being able to use the depth in our squad has been a great benefit and sticking to the fundamentals and our goals has been key. By continuing to do that, we hope we will see Great Britain claim a medal for the first time at a World Championships."

The team will face 2014 world champions Australia who are both unbeaten in Pool A after beating second placed Japan 65 - 52 in their final fixture later today. 

The semi-finals take place on the morning of Thursday, August 9 with USA facing Japan at 6.30am followed by Great Britain's showdown with Australia at 7.00am (GMT).

The action will conclude in Sydney on Friday, August 10 with the third-place playoff shown live from 4.45am (GMT) and the wheelchair rugby World Championships final played at 7.00am (GMT).

You can watch every match of the World Championships as well as each game from the group stages by visiting the link below.