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Hosts GB maintain unbeaten start with victory over France

Great Britain made it two wins from two with a 51-48 victory over European champions France to conclude the first day of the King Power Quad Nations at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.

France showed improvement from their earlier defeat by Canada, pushing Great Britain all the way in a tight contest with little to choose between the 2022 European championship finalists. GB led by a single try at the half-time interval but managed to take advantage of the French side attempting to run down the quarter three clock to gain a crucial turnover in the dying seconds. A strong fourth quarter from the home side meant they were able to hold on to take their second victory of the day, meaning they head into day two at the top of the pool standings. 

Relive the action here on YouTube. 

The event continues tomorrow, Saturday 17th September, when the pool games will be concluded and semi-final match-ups confirmed. Germany vs Canada will open the day’s action at 10:00, followed by France vs Germany at 13:30, with Canada vs Great Britain completing the schedule at 18:00. 

Tickets will be available on the door from the Sport Wales National Centre reception and you can catch all the action on the live stream on YouTube and Facebook