Game 11 Recap: JPN vs GBR
2010WWRC bronze medalists Japan broke the hearts of Great Britain wheelchair rugby fans when they handed the home team a defeat that knocked them out of medal contention. Great Britain started the first corner fired up by the intense energy of the crowd. The blue-mohawked David Anthony worked to get Aaron Phipps into scoring position and broke the press of the speedy Japanese team. At the end of the first, it was 14-13. Unfortunately for the Brits, however, the pressure from the relentless Japanese defense put on by the two Shins (Nakazato and Shimikawa) and superstar "Ike" was too much. In a game that featured hit after hit, and foul after foul, the Brits wound up battered, bruised and down by a considerable margin. Though the crowd tried to keep them in it, Japan won 51-29 and will now face Oceania rival Australia in the semi-finals.