Wheelchair World Cup holders and hosts England will take on France in the sold out 2013 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup final at Medway Park, Kent, tomorrow (Saturday July 13).The two teams met in the opening round of the competition, France prevailing 28-20, and England will be hoping to avenge that defeat to retain the trophy they won in 2008.
England secured their place in the final after a comprehensive 81-10 victory over Australia in the semi-finals while France, who are undefeated so far, booked their final spot with a comfortable 71-30 win over Wales.
“I am delighted to be attending the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup final,â€ said Baroness Grey-Thompson.
â€œI realise how much time and dedication goes into preparing for such a major competition and I would like to wish everyone taking part a successful tournament.”
Medway councillor Howard Doe said: “We are thrilled that Baroness Grey-Thompson will be returning to Medway Park as the special guest for the World Cup finals day.
â€œAs one of Britain’s most successful ever Paralympians, and a hugely influential figure in sport nationally, her attendance will add further significance and excitement to the climax of this prestigious competition.”