Polocrosse team faces tough task

MERV Mangan reckons the Australian polocrosse team has their work cut out to win the World Cup this weekend.

“Apparently, Zimbabwe has a good draw of horses and has two really good men in their team,” Mangan said.

“I have been to Zimbabwe and South Africa and see them buy horses off the racetrack and use them for polocrosse the same week.

“They are accustomed to handling different horses a bit more than the Australians.”

While he is worried about the strength of Zimbabwe, Mangan hopes in the end the teamwork and depth in the Australian team will ensure the cup comes back to Australia.

“Our players are far more disciplined,” Mangan said.

He said there was a fair bit of interest in the Warwick area about how Australia was going.

“I heard from Ross Shepherd at 2.45am the other morning after they beat New Zealand. He might be a quiet guy but has a sense of humour and woke me up to talk about the game,” Mangan said.

“I would like to think Ross would again be coach for the 2015 world cup, he hasn’t done anything wrong and deserves to keep the job.”

The next cup is likely to be in South Africa.



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