Match Report

2013 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Third-Place Play-Off

13 July 2013 • KO 13:15

16 v 14

Medway Park, Gillingham


Match Stats
3   Tries   1
1   Conversions   1
1   Penalties   4
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

Aus Wheelchair


Wales have suddenly got a taste for beating Australia as, for the second time in a week and backing up their historic victory in the group games – the first by any Welsh side in an accredited international against the Aussies in the sport – they posted another dramatic triumph over the Green and Golds.

It came thanks to a late Scott Turner try, with barely two minutes left in a high quality contest.

It was an even first half as a self-coverted by from Rick Engles and a penalty from Jason Voncina saw the Aussies edge in front 8-6 with Jon Dunn grabbing a touchdown for the Welsh and Paul Craig potting the extras.

An exchange of penalties in the second half saw the lead change hands, Wales scrambling back in front with ten minutes to play when Jon Dunn freed Chris Dennett.

Discipline let the Welsh down as they were penalised for offside and Engles converted the penalty kick to level the scores for a third time.

With five minutes to play, Engles added another penalty to take the lead after the Welsh were punished for a ball steal.

However, Turner kept hounding to the last and a handling error gifted him the winning try as he managed to get a hand on the ball after the Aussies fumbled in-goal.

His persistence paid off, as he had previously twice claimed touchdowns in the same corner, but referee Richard Johnson ruled them out as he had his tag taken before he grounded the ball.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Wal Wheelchair Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
0 Jonathan Dunn 1 4
0 George Hill
0 Mike Porter
0 Scott Trigg-Turner 1 4
0 Josh Dunn
0 Martin Lane
0 Chris Dennett 1 4
0 Alan Caron
0 Paul Craig (c) 2 4
Aus Wheelchair Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
0 Jason Attard
0 Tano Begnato
0 Rhys Baxter
0 Daniel Begman
0 Craig Lannane
0 Fabian Castillo
0 Rick Engles 1 4 12
0 Mitch Stone
0 Jason Voncina 1 2
0 Yara Ryan
Time Score Player Team Action
15 0 - 4 Rick Engles Aus Wheelchair Try
16 0 - 6 Rick Engles Aus Wheelchair Conversion
25 0 - 8 Jason Voncina Aus Wheelchair Penalty
30 4 - 8 Jonathan Dunn Wal Wheelchair Try
32 6 - 8 Paul Craig Wal Wheelchair Conversion
50 8 - 8 Paul Craig Wal Wheelchair Penalty
60 8 - 10 Rick Engles Aus Wheelchair Penalty
70 12 - 10 Chris Dennett Wal Wheelchair Try
71 12 - 10 Paul Craig Wal Wheelchair Missed Conversion
72 12 - 12 Rick Engles Aus Wheelchair Penalty
75 12 - 14 Rick Engles Aus Wheelchair Penalty
78 16 - 14 Scott Trigg-Turner Wal Wheelchair Try
79 16 - 14 Paul Craig Wal Wheelchair Missed Conversion
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