Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup attracting amazing attendances

Wheelchair rugby seems to be capturing the hearts of the nation.

It all started when England turned on the style to defeat Australia 38-8 in a brutal opening game as England underlined their title credentials.

Many are expecting the England side to come up against France, whom they met in a mid-season clash in June and defeated, in the final.

France have been the team to beat over the years but England have slowly been closing the cap on them and there is a genuine belief that they can lift the trophy in Manchester in just over a week’s time.

They backed that win up over Australia with a thumping on Spain in the second game as fans become captivated by the sport.

This has been emphasised by the number of tickets sold for games not even involving England.

For example, 1,200 fans were in Sheffield last night at the EIS in Sheffield as Wales beat USA 50-32 in perhaps the game of the tournament so far after leading 30-22 at the break.

This followed a statement win from France against Scotland 80-15 earlier.

The tournament heads back to Sheffield on Thursday again for Group B whilst Group A will take place in London tonight as England and Ireland do battle.

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