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Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships

England win WRL Euros 2015International wheelchair rugby league returned to Medway Park in 2015 with the staging of the European Championships from 23-26 September.

The action kicked-off with England competing against France for the Kielty/Fassolette Trophy, which England won comprehensively 56-26. 

From Thursday through to Saturday, France, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland competed in a gruelling schedule of four matches a day.

The atmosphere was electric throughout the tournament with a total of over 2,000 spectators being enthralled by amazing performances from all team players. During the final match more than 100 people also tuned into the live streaming.

Some 900 Medway school children also took the opportunity to come along and be inspired by live international sport. St Benedicts Primary School said: "The staff were superb, giving us such a warm and friendly welcome. The children will be talking about this for many days, months and years to come".

Stoke Community School added: "The children have been inspired to want to take up rugby and I'm sure they will produce great pieces of writing from the day."

Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships 2015 logoAs expected, tournament favourites England and World Champions France met in the final showdown on Saturday evening. Both teams demonstrated impressive skill and determination throughout a tense game. The sell-out crowd were on their feet contributing to an amazing arena atmosphere.

At full-time both teams were tied on 24 points, taking the final into golden points. Within the first few minutes, England’s Jack Brown found the space to break through with a golden try. Victory was England's.