The UK Armed Forces got off the mark today, after a couple of opening defeats, in the Armed Forces World Cup in Sydney.
The side beat New Zealand 40-30 in the final group game to secure third spot, behind Fiji and table-toppers Australia.
Victory will give coach Damian Clayton’s side a boost ahead of the `Wooden Spoon’ game with the Kiwis on Friday.
Australia and Fiji, meanwhile, meet in the final on Sunday.
Reports on all games will feature in Monday’s League Express.
Wednesday 12 July
New Zealand 30 UK Armed Forces 40
Australia 38 Fiji 24
Friday 7 July
Australia 64 New Zealand 8
Fiji 40 UK Armed Forces 20
Sunday 9 July
Australia 38 UK Armed Forces 12
Fiji 40 New Zealand 6
Friday 14 July
Third v Fourth Play-off: UK Armed Forces v New Zealand (Ringrose Park)
Sunday 16 July
Final: Australia v Fiji (Pepper Stadium)