SYDNEY – The United States defeated Great Britain 47-36 to win bronze at this year’s Wheelchair Rugby World Championship on Friday.
The first period of Friday’s game was dominated by the US, who intercepted a pass at 6.20, securing the Eagles a quick two try lead.
The second was marked by even play and ended 23-19 in favor of US.
The third period had opened with Chuck Aoki making an interception at 6.15, taking the Eagles up by six and closed at 37-28 favoring the US.
Great Britain, led by head coach Paul Shaw, and ranked fifth in the world, had reached the semifinals for the first time since 2006 after defeating France 47-41 on Wednesday.