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Wales Deaf Rugby crowned world champions after beating England in 7s tournament

Credit: Wales Deaf Rugby

The Wales Deaf Rugby team are world champions after beating England in the final of the major tournament in Australia.

Wales reached the final having defeated Fiji in the semi final 26-21.

In a close and tense final played at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Wales opened the scoring first with a length of the field try by Jack Tugwell (Llandaff North RFC) that was converted by Wes Pooley. England hit back with two unconverted tries to lead by 10 points to 7 at the break.

The conversion was kicked by Wes Pooley to give Wales the inaugural World Deaf Rugby Sevens title by 21 points to 15.

Speaking after the game, Wales captain Jon Cudd said; "This is an unbelievable and surreal experience. I am incredibly proud of all the players, support staff and the people who have wished us well here in Sydney."

He continued; "To play against other nations has been brilliant and to be crowned World Deaf Rugby sevens champions is just amazing. A fantastic experience, which we hope will help promote and raise awareness of deaf rugby not only at home, but across the world."

This was the moment they celebrated their win:

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ITV Wales' Paul Davies caught up with the side just before they travelled out to Australia for the tournament:

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