World Wheelchair Rugby: Great Britain beat Denmark to finish fifth

Great Britain wheelchair rugby beat Denmark
Great Britain have never won a medal at a major tournament

Great Britain's wheelchair rugby team have finished fifth at the World Championships after beating hosts Denmark 52-48 in Odense.

GB had qualified for the play-off with a 55-45 win over New Zealand on Saturday.

The Danes were leading 15-14 at the end of the first quarter, but GB overturned the lead to take a hard-fought contest.

GB's Ayaz Bhuta, 25, was named player of the tournament as Britain finished as the highest-ranked European team.

A young GB side won five of their seven matches in Denmark, including a pool match victory over the host nation by the same 52-48 scoreline.

Great Britain at the 2014 World Championships
L: GB 46-55 Australia
W: GB 54-31 Finland
L: GB 58-59 Canada (in overtime)
W: GB 52-48 Denmark
W: GB 45-43 Belgium
W: GB 55-45 New Zealand
W: GB 52-48 Denmark (5/6 place play-off)

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