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Official AFL International Cup results - Semi and Qualifying Finals

International Cup 2005Below are all the official AFL 2005 International Cup scores, goalkickers and best players, for the fifth round of matches, i.e. the semi and qualifying finals. Spain withdrew due to injuries (and they travelled with a small squad), but intend playing in the final round of matches this Saturday.

In the big match between New Zealand and the USA the Americans were believed to have lodged a protest against the eligibility of at least one of the Kiwi players, James Bowden, who spent some time growing up in Australia. We believed having spoken with the New Zealand camp that the AFL investigation was continuing but the Kiwis were confident that he had been cleared on several previous occasions and there should be no issue. The AFL's Ed Biggs has now confirmed that the situation has been resolved in that the appeal will not be progressing further.

SF A - New Zealand 10.4.64 def USA 5.2.32

Goals New Zealand: C Ashton (4), R Bradley (2), A Tongalta (1), G Thomas (1), M Jones (1), T Danks (1)

Goals USA: J Mueller (2), S Bradley (2), D Butler (1)

Best New Zealand: G Thomas, C Ashton, M Jones, S McNally, J Pocock

Best USA: B Blankenship, D Butler, K Strenski, D Lucero, D Thurmond, D Jones

SF B - Papua New Guinea 5.4.34 def Ireland 3.7.25

Goals PNG: S Tepend (1), J Ila (1), G Touv (1), P Meli (1), N Maha (1)

Goals Ireland: P Whelan (1), D O’Haophalain (1), J Flavin (1)

Best PNG: N Maha, S Tepend, O Gibson, P Philip, P Meli

Best Ireland: G Johnson, D Goggin, C Cullinane


QF A - Canada win on forfeit over Spain due to the Spaniards withdrawing with a high injury count - but they will return for the final round.

QF B - Great Britain 9.9.63 def Japan 3.5.23

Goals Great Britain: L Macias (2), J Ford (2), W Cockram (1), M Anderson (1), J Boyle (1), C Dickson (1), J Swift (1)

Goals Japan: M Sakaki (2), S Hiroyuki (1)

Best Great Britain: B Rees, B Dixon, A Craig, J Sullivan

Best Japan: H Kazuaki, K Tsuyoshi, S Michito

QF C - Samoa 7.8.50 def South Africa 3.3.21

Goals Samoa: F Tootoo (2), C Teniselli (2), G Agamatagi (1), M Kirisome (1), A Tootoo (1)

Goals South Africa: W Jonker (1), M Hlomela (1), S Malinga (1)

Best Samoa: F Tootoo, M Kirisome, C Teniselli, S Faaee

Best South Africa: W Jonker, J Horn, T Mothaoleng, G Sekete, C Van Rensburg
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Official AFL International Cup results - Semi and Qualifying Finals
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:23 pm ACST

Just a little add on James played in the last International Cup for nz and passed all illegibility criteria set out then

Official AFL International Cup results - Semi and Qualifying Finals
Authored by: Brett Northey on Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 10:34 pm ACST

That was our understanding. I've updated the story now - the AFL has
confirmed that there is no problem.

Brett Northey - Co-founder of WFN, Chief Editor and Editor for North America and Africa

Official AFL International Cup results - Semi and Qualifying Finals
Authored by: Rod Shaw on Friday, August 12 2005 @ 01:19 am ACST

Terrific bunch of good sports are the Yanks! Wanted to see full identification of all Kiwi players 20 minutes before their game and the US coaches wouldn't shake the NZ coach's hand after the game.
Wonderful attitude to developing our sport.