Match Report

2017 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Fifth-Place Play Off

27 July 2017 • KO 14:00

66 v 45

Gymnase du Cosec, Saint-Orens-de-Gameville

Attendance:

Match Stats
12   Tries   8
9   Conversions   6
0   Penalties   0
0   Drop Goals   1

Match Report

Spa Wheelchair

 



Wales have finished fifth in the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup after beating Spain 66-45 in their final ranking match today.

This is despite the Welsh being down to just seven fit players, they were missing captain Mark Williams who sustained a shoulder injury in the Italy game and Harry Jones who had suffered two seizures in the tournament through flash photography.

A shaky start saw Spain score two early tries before Wales then got their heads into the game and got stuck in, and led the Spanish 34-29 at the break.

Wales continued on in this manner and despite a plucky effort from the Spanish, the Welsh Dragons broke away and sealed the game.

Stuart Williams scored four tries, with Gary Preece, Alan Caron, Claire Cranston and Andrew Higgins each scoring two. Higgins also converted nine of the 12 tries.

Wales coach Steve Jones also gave a big shout out to Gary Taylor and John Doyle who, despite not scoring, were also invaluable on court.

At the end of the match, the Welsh players where mobbed by the children from a local school who wanted autographs and to congratulate the squad, but to top of a great game, Claire Cranston was awarded player of the match.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Wal Wheelchair Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
0 Alan Caron 2 8
0 Gary Taylor
0 Claire Cranston 2 8
0 John Doyle
0 Andrew Higgins 2 9 26
0 Stuart Williams (c) 4 16
0 Gary Preece 2 8
0 Mark Williams
0 Harry Jones
Spa Wheelchair Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
Time Score Player Team Action
4 - 0 Stuart Williams Wal Wheelchair Try
8 - 0 Stuart Williams Wal Wheelchair Try
12 - 0 Stuart Williams Wal Wheelchair Try
16 - 0 Stuart Williams Wal Wheelchair Try
20 - 0 Gary Preece Wal Wheelchair Try
24 - 0 Gary Preece Wal Wheelchair Try
28 - 0 Alan Caron Wal Wheelchair Try
32 - 0 Alan Caron Wal Wheelchair Try
36 - 0 Claire Cranston Wal Wheelchair Try
40 - 0 Claire Cranston Wal Wheelchair Try
44 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Try
48 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Try
50 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
52 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
54 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
56 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
58 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
60 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
62 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
64 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Missed Conversion
66 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Missed Conversion
66 - 0 Andrew Higgins Wal Wheelchair Missed Conversion
66 - 0 Spa Wheelchair Missed Conversion
66 - 0 Spa Wheelchair Missed Conversion
66 - 2 Spa Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 4 Spa Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 6 Spa Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 8 Spa Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 10 Spa Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 12 Spa Wheelchair Conversion
66 - 13 Spa Wheelchair Drop Goal
66 - 17 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 21 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 25 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 29 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 33 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 37 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 41 Spa Wheelchair Try
66 - 45 Spa Wheelchair Try
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