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Game Day 3 - Live Scores

BISS2 - Men's D2 - 2pm
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
France  2.5 (17)  5.11 (41)  9.14 (68)  17.20 (122)
Timor-Leste  1.0 (6)  1.1 (7)  2.1 (13) 2.1 (13)
BPR Rouse Hill - 12pm Women's
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
Australia IM  0.0 (0)  0.0 (0)  0.0 (0)  0.0 (0)
USA  5.1 (31) 6.7 (43)  10.9 (69)  10.12 (72)
BPR Rouse Hill - 2pm Men's D1
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
New Zealand  4.7 (31)  7.8 (50)  12.10 (82)  15.10 (100)
Great Britain  0.0 (0)  0.1 (1)  0.1 (1)  0.2 (2)
Holroyd Grd, Gipps Rd Oval - 12pm Men's D2
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
China 1.4 (10)  3.7 (25)  4.9 (33)  5.12 (42)
India 2.2 (14)  2.2 (14)  2.2 (14)  2.2 (14)
Holroyd Grd, Gipps Rd Oval - 2pm Men's D1
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
PNG  6.3 (39)  9.7 (61)  12.14 (86)  17.17 (119)
Tonga  0.1 (1)  0.1 (1)  0.2 (2)  0.2 (2)
Mona Park Ovals Auburn - 12pm - Men's D2
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
Fiji 4.3 (27)  6.10 (46)  7.17 (59)  9.19 (73)
Peace Team 1.1 (7)  2.2 (14)  2.2 (14)  4.2 (26)
Mona Park Ovals Auburn - 2pm - Men's D1
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
South Africa  1.4 (10)  4.5 (29)  9.7 (61)  14.8 (92)
Japan  0.0 (0)  1.1 (7)  1.3 (9)  1.4 (10)
SCG Bus Loop - 12pm - Women's
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
PNG  0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)  0.0 (0)  0.0 (0)
Canada  2.3 (15) 2.5 (17)  3.6 (24)  3.7 (25)
SCG Bus Loop - 2pm - Men's D1
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
Ireland  6.2 (38)  10.4 (64)  12.10 (82)  15.12 (102)
Sweden  0.0 (0)  1.0 (6)  1.0 (6)  1.0 (6)

Scores will be updated every quarter throughout the day. We suggest you refresh your browser regularly to see the latest. Match reports will follow later in the day and into Thursday. Please note that we are very stretched with simultaneous games all over Sydney so may not have full match reports for all games.  Also note the matches at Holroyd are running late due to some injury delays.

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Game Day 3 - Live Scores
Authored by: Rory Slater on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 01:28 pm ACST

Prior to the Womens Championship there was alot of talking up the Ozzie sides pedigree,  saying international sides would struggle to compete with them.

What a farce.  This agian indicates a problem with our code  and i.e. it must be incredibly eay to master especially when you consider the humiliating defeats our supposed Australian girls are experiencing at the hands of Inernational sides.

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Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 01:32 pm ACST

Fortunately Rory you don't know what you're talking about, as has been shown before.  From your recent posts it seems you've gone from hating the spread of footy to hating/knocking the game itself.  I'm afraid your one man crusade won't dampen what has been a wonderful celebration of our sport so far.  Feel free to follow another code.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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Authored by: joingler on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 03:12 pm ACST

I find it slightly disturbing that the top teasm are beating the middle teams so easily. It shows that while development in 4-5 countries is fantastic, middle nations (such as Great Britain) are struggling. If New Zealand are doing this well against the Brits, imagine how bad New Zealand v Canada will be

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Authored by: Rog on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 03:23 pm ACST

It is a bit of a joke this Australian IM women's side. It's disrespectful to the women's teams that have travelled here to have to play against this extremely poor AUS IM side. They would have been much better off playing a NSW womens side or even a sydney club team. Then they could have gained some good learning experiences rather then walking over this AUS IM team. There are no benefits to international women's footy from having this IM side.  

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Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 03:45 pm ACST

I think that's a little harsh Rog.  However, it does seem maybe the strength of the international women has been misjudged when the Aust. IM side was put together.  Consider the flipside though - if they fielded an All-Australian side I still believe they would have crushed the international women, and then people would be saying it was insulting for them to travel all the way around the world to get thrashed and have no chance of winning the title, that's not what the IC is about.

Thus a happy medium needs to be found.  I believe the AFL tried to do that but perhaps misjudged the international women.  Probably better to err on the side they did.  And remember they are trying to encourage the multicultural aspect with the Australian side, that was the criteria they were selecting for.

As a fan of international footy I reckon this is a great problem to have - next time Australia needs to up the ante to compete better, and we all know they have the depth of talent to do that despite what Rory said.

Also, about middle sides like Great Britain supposedly not improving, I assure you they have, but the top few are getting better quicker, that's all.  But certainly the key for any country is getting more juniors involved, starting early, and what Rod said was spot on, increasingly teams need exposure to weekly footy in Australia to fine tune and be real top contenders.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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Authored by: Cam Homes on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 04:55 pm ACST

Howdy All,

As long as all the scores are correct the WFN World Rankings are as follows:-

Wednesday 17th August 2011.

  1. Australia
  2. Papua New Guinea  53.85   26
  3. New Zealand  53.85   30
  4. Ireland  49.31   35
  5. Nauru  48.72   16
  6. United States  46.95   32
  7. South Africa  45.55  19
  8. Denmark  44.80   38
  9. Great Britain  43.86   40
  10. Samoa  41.85   18
  11. Germany  37.37   10
  12. Sweden  37.23   23
  13. Canada  37.14   32
  14. Japan  35.76   22
  15. China  35.09   8
  16. Israel/Palestine  34.87   8
  17. Finland  29.02   12
  18. India  26.94   8

No movement in ranks in the top 14 today but China, Israel/Palestine and India move out of the provisional ranks and from now on are fully ranked nations. China has entered at No 15, with Israel/Palestine joining at No 16. These two nations have pushed Finland down to 17th and India have joined in at 18th place.

The provisional nations now look like this

  • Croatia  40.60   4
  • Tonga  40.35   6
  • Fiji  40.12   3
  • France  38.43   4
  • Iceland  35.64   4
  • Timor Leste  34.75   3

I guess there will be some champers consumed tonight in the French Camp to celebrate first win at International Footy. Fiji might just get stuck into a bit too.

The results of some of today's games are indicative of the great divide between the top half dozen or so nations and the rest. The Ranking scheme is I think, really starting to reflect the relative differences in standard between the teams from the power teams at the top right thru to the new developing nations  at the lower end.

I think we will see a bit more movement after the next round of matches.

Cam

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Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 05:15 pm ACST

Should note that the official name I believe is Peace Team not Israel/Palestine.  And it was France's first win at IC footy, and maybe full field footy (?), but they have won some 9s in the past I reckon.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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Authored by: Cam Homes on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 09:26 pm ACST

Looks like the French team really hit their straps especially in the last 1/4, will be really interesting to see how they go against Fiji and China. 

Could we see a Fiji v France GF in Division 2?? The AFL seeded them 18th. They might just end up ranked about 15th or 16th (WFN Ranks)(France will be fully ranked by tournament end) if they can keep up the form. They weren't disgraced against Tonga either.

Those that were there, were they that good or Timor Leste just not up to it????

Cam

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Authored by: Aaron Richard on Thursday, August 18 2011 @ 03:20 pm ACST

France were better, but should take into account that it was wet and cold, which the French were much more used to, plus Timor-Leste copped a number of injuries and basically didn't have a bench.

So it started tight, but got progressively further apart until the French were miles ahead at the end.

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Authored by: Cam Homes on Friday, August 19 2011 @ 09:41 am ACST

Thanks Aaron.

It will be interesting to see how France goes against Fiji and China then, give us a bit better idea of their standard!

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Authored by: Rod Shaw on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 03:29 pm ACST

I think that the games will struggle to be total 20 goal+ blow outs that I believe the top nations are capable of as the coach's will rotate their squads a bit in the last quarters. Imagine if they didn't! I also think those countries that can get a proportion of their players involved in weekly Australian footy prior to the tournament and/or with strong junior development programmes involving numbers of their players coming to Australia/playing against Australians should be head and shoulders above the rest. Results so far suggest this to be the case.

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Authored by: dantez on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 04:21 pm ACST

Keep in mind that Round 1-2 of any world cup (cricket, soccer, rugby etc.) always contains thrashings by the top teams. Does that mean we go the way of cricket and prevent the developing countries from competing? No way! But after the qualifiers, a line should be drawn in the middle and create two divisions, not 2/3 & 1/3. Having been on the end of a couple of hidings playing AFL in Europe, the experience the newer guys pick up is invaluable, and they bounce back much better for it. I for one think there should be an Australian amatuers side in the comp - yes they MAY easily win it, but the teams they play will learn a lot, and that makes the sport more competitive. They need to benchmark against the best.

As for the Women's comp, I think it's blatently devisive to have an all indigenous team, i'm sure the irishcanadianUSA teams would love the chance to play against a top level Aussie side, even if it's a 20 goal belting. One goal against the best can be more rewarding than being competitive against a low-end team, knowing the best is out there. 

   

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Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 04:49 pm ACST

re the likely competitiveness or otherwise vs a full Australian side, I guess we could only judge previously based on the couple of womens natoinal team tour to Australia previously.

However, the Irish in particular you'd have to think would give a very fair account of themselves even against a full Aussie side.  Perhaps what they should do is have a 'World XVIII' take on an Australian invitational team at the end of the tournament.  It was cool seeing the Oceania and then Sth Pac U16s taking on the Flying Boomerangs over in Tonga last December.

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Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 04:59 pm ACST

It wasn't an indigenous team, it was an indigenous and multicultural team.  Was it divisive?  I guess that depends on your own political views, it certainly wasn't to me.

At the end of the day they either enter a full All-Aussie side or a compromise, and I for one reckon a compromise is appropriate first up, it just should've been stronger.  And I suspect when they get down to Melbourne there may be a few better players added.  But by some arguments above it should be the best Australia can find.

So by extension do people want to see the All-Australian AFL men's side play in this and just walk over every team?  Maybe.

I would certainly love to see some kind of Aussie men's side as well, and we've called for that for some time.  I'd suggest an All-Australian Under 19 amateur side first up, and the age limit can increase each year.

I just reckon people need some patience and we need to steadily grow.  And yes I'm as enthusiastic as everyone else - we have to be to put the time into this that we do!

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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Authored by: Mister Football on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 06:02 pm ACST

We have definitely misjudged the strength of women's footy, but I agree that's a good thing - we need to start organising more competition for these four countries, not sure how, but full internationals against an Australian side may not be too far away - that's the goal.

Definitely a vote of confidence in WFN's ranking system - but it also shows that we need a 3 division system for next time.  It's demoralising for teams to go through these thrashings.

I'm really surprised at the gulf between Great Britain and Sweden and the top teams.

Tonga will jump these teams in three years time (maybe even Fiji).

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Authored by: Jörg Pareigis on Wednesday, August 17 2011 @ 11:21 pm ACST

@Mister_Football: Regarding the big gap between Sweden and the top teams, I would just like to remind you were Sweden is coming from. IC08 was our first appearance, and everyone who saw the team there must admit a huge improvement to the team currently competing.

In the first game against New Zealand, we just lost 41 to 0 and (without having seen any of our matches) were competitive. The match against Denmark was also rather close and without having lost our key player Leo Nilsson after Q1 would have been even closer. Loosing to hot favorite Ireland 102 to 6 is not a disgrace at all either.

So, give us another three years and I would bet money on it that this gap is getting smaller once more.

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Authored by: Mister Football on Thursday, August 18 2011 @ 12:10 pm ACST

Hi Jorg, no disrespect intended, I truly hope Sweden continues to improve.  Certainly from the photos I've seen of the Swedish team, quite a few of them look like fair dinkum footballers, so all the best in the future.

On a broader level, it' clear to me that if teams like NZ, PNG and Ireland are going to have squads where half a dozen or more players are playing at a good standard in Australia, then these teams are going to develop at such a rate, that the middle ranked countries like the main ones from Europe and North America, will struggle to keep up.

Also bear in mind that the AFL is already planning to have international teams appear in the Foxtel Cup.  If, for example, we reach a situation where PNG and NZ are able to play competitively against VFL/SANFL/WAFL clubs, that would be a great development, but it might also mean that these sorts of teams would simply crush everyone else ranked below 5th spot.

It's inevitable that the games development will be at different paces across the world, and big gaps will emerge.

There's a good reason why AFL teams don't play anyone else below AFL level - an aspect of Australian Football is that gaps between the quality of teams show up on the scoreboard big time - more than probably any other football code.

We don't want to come back in 3 years time and have PNG defeat someone by 40 goals.

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Authored by: Mikey Dynon on Thursday, August 18 2011 @ 09:12 am ACST

Just on another note something interesting I have found out about Saturdays games. At exactly the same time PNG play Nauru on BISS2 Don Barry who played for PNG in the last world cup will be playing for the Lions reserves aginst the Swans reserves on BISS1.

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Authored by: Brett Northey on Thursday, August 18 2011 @ 11:12 am ACST

Yeah it's a bit unfortunate that some of the cream of these top teams are actually tied up with Australian commitments.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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