2021 Rugby League World Cup

It was more of the same in the final round of preliminary matches in the Wheelchair #RLWC2021 with yet two more triple-digit scores.

The English and French teams have posted their second massive totals against their opposition.

England posted a barnstorming 121-0 shutout of Ireland on Wednesday in Round 3 of the tournament. The relentless English racked up an incredible 21 tries as they stamped their authority in no uncertain terms.

James Simpson led all try-scorers with four, while teammates Joe Coyd, Sebastien Bechara, Nathan Collins and Jack Brown all got hat-tricks. Collins also kicked eight conversions to lead all point-scorers.

The other Group A match on Wednesday saw Australia beat Spain 52-32.

The Wheelaroos led 32-10 at halftime. James Hill topped the try-scoring list with four. Diab Karim dotted down twice and booted three conversions for a personal haul of 14 points.

Then on Thursday, France blasted the USA 116-6 in Group B.

The French led by 64-0 at halftime and went on to match the English by racking up 21 tries in the lopsided match. Jeremy Bourson and Mostefa Abassi scored five tries apiece in the romp.

In the final preliminary round game, Wales topped Scotland 70-36. The Welsh led 36-20 at halftime.

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