France Deals Canada 2nd Straight Loss At Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup | CBC Sports

Paralympics Summer Wheelchair Rugby

Canada lost to France, 53-46, on Friday, pushing its record down to 1-2 at the Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup in Richmond, B.C.

Canadians next play undefeated Japan, 1-2 Great Britain on Saturday

Alex McComb · CBC Sports

· Posted: Jun 07, 2024 8:30 PM EDT | Last Updated: 4 hours ago

Toronto’s Travis Murao, seen during the gold-medal game of the Paris Paralympic qualifying tournament in March, is on the Canadian wheelchair rugby team that is looking for gold at this summer’s Canada Cup in Richmond, B.C. (wcrugbycanada/Instagram)Canada lost to France, 53-46, on Friday, pushing its record down to 1-2 at the Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup in Richmond, B.C.

The Canadians came into the tournament’s second day following a 58-54 opening win over Australia on Thursday afternoon before losing 53-51 to the United States later in the evening. France was also 1-1 after the first day, beating the United States 53-46 but losing to Australia 52-51 on Thursday.

Canada will play twice on Saturday, taking on Japan at 2 p.m. ET and Great Britain at 8 p.m. to finish the round robin.

Japan is the only remaining undefeated team in the tournament, at 3-0, after wins against Great Britain (47-44) on Thursday, and the U.S. (50-43) and Australia (55-47) on Friday. Great Britain was the only winless team remaining on Friday night before earning its first tournament victory against the Americans, 57-55, in a game that needed two extra periods to decide a winner.

Sunday’s championship games will conclude the tournament, with the gold-medal contest at 7 p.m.

WATCH | Replay of Canada’s loss to France:

2024 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament: France vs. CanadaWatch France take on Canada at the 2024 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Richmond, B.C.

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