France and Japan both claimed their fourth successive wins on day three of the World Wheelchair Rugby Championship ©Getty Images

France and Japan claimed their fourth successive wins after the third day of matches at the World Wheelchair Rugby Championship in Vejle, Denmark.

The nations sit top of their respective groups having won their opening four fixtures at the tournament.

In Group A, France remain unbeaten but both of their matches today went down to the wire, as they edged past United States 49-48 and later Britain 55-54.

Defeat for the US, who won bronze at the previous edition in Sydney, Australia, in 2018, was the four-time champions first ever loss in group play at the Championship.

Britain sit second in Group A on six points, winning their first game of the day 55-50 against New Zealand.

The US sit third on four points, bouncing back from their defeat at the hands of France to overcome New Zealand 50-39.

The other Group A game today saw Germany defeat Switzerland 52-43.

In Group B, holders Japan sit top on eight points after victories today against Canada 52-47 and Brazil 58-37.

Australia, who have only played three matches, are also unbeaten with six points, and today defeated hosts Denmark 55-43.

Denmark sit third in the group on four points, beating Colombia 52-44, before their loss to Australia.

In the group’s other match Canada beat Colombia 62-46.

The group phase is scheduled to conclude tomorrow.