Oceania Cup 2012 begins with Australia win

After resounding anthems and a haka by the Maori Men for their female counterparts, the game got well under way, marking the beginning of the tournament.

At half time the Aussies led 2-0, with goals to Brook McFadden in the 30th minute and Kate Ryan scoring their second a minute later. Final goal went to Jane Puckett in the second half.

William Gaynor coach said that it was very satisfying taking the first win of the tourney. ‘Winning the first match always settles the nerves and sets up the rest of the tournament,” Gaynor said.

The Australian team are now brimming with confidence as they try to retain their title as winners of the Women's title. They will take on Papua New Guinea tomorrow.

New Zealand Maori Women will have a bye tomorrow so have adequate time to regroup before their next match on Monday against the Fiji team.

For the first day there was a good turn out from supporters, and organisers are hopeful the numbers will increase as the tournament gets into full swing.




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Day Eight Matches - OPC FInals

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Saturday December 15th, 2012

OPC Finals Day

9.00am

Women's Oceania Pacific Cup -

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH

NZ Maori   10 def  PNG  0

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11.00am

Men's Oceania Pacific Cup -

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH

NZ Maori  9 def  PNG 5

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1.00pm

Women's Oceania Pacific Cup -

GOLD MEDAL MATCH

Fiji  2 def Aust. Country 1

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3.00pm

Men's Oceania Pacific Cup -

GOLD MEDAL MATCH

Aust. Country 7 def Fiji  5

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