Denmark scores 56 against New Zealand in Tokyo Paralympics

The Wheel Blacks rugby team placed eighth and last at the Tokyo Paralympics, losing 56-53 to Denmark in the seventh-place playoff.

Barney Koneferenisi.Wheelchair rugby group match.Yoyogi National Stadium, Wednesday 25 August 2021. Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Photo: Jeff Crow

New Zealand's top scorer was Barney Koneferenisi once again.

At the end of the first quarter, the scores were tied at 13 apiece, but Denmark took a four-point advantage at halftime, which they extended to five at three-quarter time.

New Zealand had a strong finish, but Denmark held on for the seventh place.

New Zealand is now winless at the tournament, having been soundly defeated in pool play by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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