Action at the IWRF European Championships is reaching the closing stages ©IWRF

Defending champions Great Britain will play France tomorrow for a place in the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation European Championships final after beating Denmark 60-47 today in Germany.

Britain’s third consecutive win at the Conlog Arena in Koblenz, where eight teams are competing in the 11th version of this biennial event, confirmed top place in Group B and a meeting with the French side, who finished second in Group A after beating the hosts 59-47 in the evening’s final match.

It was by no means easy for Britain, who only led 29-27 at half-time, but their superior experience allowed them to stretch their lead by the close.

Similarly, the French, just six points ahead at half-time, drew steadily away by the end of their match.

France celebrate a 59-47 win over Germany in the last match of the day ©IWRF
France celebrate a 59-47 win over Germany in the last match of the day ©IWRF

Meanwhile Sweden, winners of Group A thanks to a resounding 62-41 win over Finland which meant they matched Britain’s 100 per cent record in this tournament, will meet Denmark in the semi-finals.

The final is due to take place on Saturday (July 1). 

Finland will now meet Poland, 50-42 winners over Ireland, for a chance to feature in the fifth-place playoff.

Ireland will meet Germany to determine the other team who will battle it out for fifth.