“We were warned” – England star speaks about officiating in Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final

England are World Champions.

That comes after they just edged a terrific final against France in the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final as a Tom Halliwell try late in the game saw them sink the reigning Champions.

However, unfortunately there was something that somewhat stole the focus away from the terrific game with so many people talking about the officiating.

That was something on the mind of England star Seb Bechara as he spoke after the game. He praised his side for their composure despite this.

He said on BBC: “I would like to swear now on national TV.

“It’s amazing, that was intense, really intense, a lot of decisions didn’t go our way, and we were warned before the game if everything doesn’t go our way we just deal with it, next job, next job and that’s what we did.

“A lot of decisions didn’t go our way but we just refocused and we just kept going.”

Meanwhile, match winner and skipper Halliwell also praised the squad: “It’s an easy job when you have players like that out there, my job is easy. I just play my game and they take care of the rest.”

He also gave some insight into how he came up with the match winning try:

“If I’m honest, I was looking to pass but I saw his inside shoulder go and I thought, here we go I can score here. It was written in the stars but let’s hope there’s more participation anyone can play this sport and that’s the best thing about this game.

“I’m forever grateful for this sport. I just want it grow. Let’s get behind this.”

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