Astronaut in awe of England’s Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final win over France

Tim Peake has done some amazing things throughout his life.

A British Army Air Corps officer, a European Space Agency Astronaut and a former member of the International Space Station crew.

He was the first British European Space Agency Astronaut and only the sixth person born in the UK to go onto board the International Space Station and only the seventh UK-born person in space.

Remarkably he only needed 14 months to complete his intensive astronaut basic training.

So, it’s safe to say he has done things and seen things many of us can only dream of.

Yet even he was left in awe as England won the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final against France last night.

It was an all time classic game as England, last winners in 2008, came up against France who were chasing a third straight title after setting the bar in recent years.

Though they trailed earlier, crucial tries either side of halftime gave England a foothold in the game.

Heading into the dying minutes, the game was locked up at 24-all until a Tom Halliwell try gave England a famous win in front of a record crowd.

Many have been impressed by the achievement even Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and Wigan Warriors star John Bateman which you can read about here.

But to see Peake so impressed by the result says everything about one of the most exciting sports on the planet that seems to be growing and growing in popularity.

Peake took to Twitter to say:

“What a match! Down to the wire. Huge congratulations to England on becoming Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup champions.”

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