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Australia to battle it out for third in Polocrosse World Cup

AUSTRALIA is in the play-off for third at the 2015 Polocrosse World Cup at Shongweni, South Africa.

In its semi-final overnight Friday, Australia went down 28-23 to South Africa and will now play United Kingdom in the early game on Sunday (SA time) for third place.

In the other semi-final, Zambia made it four wins from four games with a 29-18 victory against United Kingdom.

Zambia is the only team to remain unbeaten in this World Cup after beating defending champions South Africa on day 1.

Going into the play-off for third, Australia will start favourites after beating their opponents United Kingdom 22-11 in the clash between the same teams on day 1. 

Australia finished third four years ago in the United Kingdom.

Whatever happens in the final, it will be two cup victories for Australia (2003 and 2007) and two for countries from Africa (2011 and 2015).

The loss against South Africa in this cup will put more pressure on the Australians as they aim to win back the cup at Morgan Park, Warwick, in 2019.

Players Lauren Cant (Cunningham), Trent Collins (Tansey) and assistant coach Kent Wells (Warwick) are the three Queensland-based players/officials in the current cup team.

Zambai wasn't even in the first World Cup and is now one win away from a victory that could rate with many of the best sporting successes of the African country.

South Africa won in 2011 and despite a loss to Zambia by one goal on day 1, will be hard to beat in the final.

Gavin Cocker was part of the South African teams to play in the World Cup at Morgan Park so will be the most experienced player in the final at Shongweni on Sunday.

Topics:  polocrosse, polocrosse world cup




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