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IC17 Round 4 Live Scores

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Live scores updated 1/4 by 1/4 across Round 4, Tuesday 15th August, 2017 International Cup at Royal Park, Melbourne, Australia

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Also note the AFL are live streaming most matches here.

NZ and PNG are through to the Men's Division 1 grand final at MCG

Canada and Ireland are through to the Women's grand final at Etihad Stadium

Germany and Croatia are through to the Men's Division 2 grand final

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Meet a Player : Pierre Labigang (France Les Coqs)

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Previous 'Meets':
Josip Habljak
Alphonse Jambarufo
Assemat Marine

Name Pierre Labigang
Nation/Side France
Division Mens Div 1
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Round 3 Mark of the Day - Kirsti Oja - Northern Lights

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The number 34 for the Canada Northern Lights - worn by Kirsti Oja - had a stand out game on Sunday at the Plenty War Memorial Park. Amongst many highlights, dashing runs, athletic high leaping in ruck contests and skilful ball use there was also this superb contested mark between two British Swans.

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IC17 Leading Goalkickers after Round 3

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Amua Pirika's (pictured left) six goals for PNG against the USA on Saturday was not enough to give him the lead in the Men's Division 1 leading goalkicker*.  Despite a total of 10 goals from his past two games he still trails Great Britain's Andrew Walkden by two.  Walkden sits on twelve goals after kicking six of his own on Saturday against Ireland to add to five against South Africa in Round 1 and one against Canada in Round 2.

In Division 2 Croatia's Ivan Ivos leads the goal kicking with eight for the tournament.  

In the Women's Division there is a five way tie for the top position with Christine McCutcheon from Ireland, Danni Saulter from GB, Jessica Estrada from USA, as well as Sally Fong and Verenaisi Caginavanua (both from Fiji) all on 6 goals so far. 

 

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IC17 Round 4 Match Schedule for Royal Park

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IC17 Round 4 matches will play out at Royal Park tomorrow. The latest scheduled match times and ovals are in the table below.

All matches will also be streamed live on the AFL's International Cup Youtube page. Division 1 will have their scheduled Round 4 matches while Division 2 and the Women's Divisions will have their semi-finals.

Division Home Away Date Time Venue - Oval
D1 Canada Nauru Tues 15th Aug 8.45am Royal Park - Ransford Oval
D1 USA France Tues 15th Aug 9.30am Royal Park - McAlister Oval
D2 Pakistan Sri Lanka Tues 15th Aug 9.30am Royal Park -Western Oval
D1 Papua New Guinea South Africa Tues 15th Aug 10.30am Royal Park - Ransford Oval
D1 Great Britain Fiji Tues 15th Aug 11.15am Royal Park - McAlister Oval
D2 India Indonesia Tues 15th Aug 11:15am Royal Park -Western Oval
D1 Ireland New Zealand Tues 15th Aug 12.15pm Royal Park - Ransford Oval
W Canada USA Tues 15th Aug 1.00pm Royal Park - McAlister Oval
W Fiji EU Tues 15th Aug 1.00pm Royal Park -Western Oval
D2 China Germany Tues 15th Aug 2.00pm Royal Park - Ransford Oval
W Ireland GB Tues 15th Aug 2.45pm Royal Park - McAlister Oval
W PNG Pakistan Tues 15th Aug 2.45pm Royal Park -Western Oval
D2 Japan Croatia Tues 15th Aug 3.45pm Royal Park - Ransford Oval
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WFN Men's World Rankings Post Round 3 of IC17

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 WFN World Rankings Post Round Three IC17

Sixteen Nations had a change in Rank as a result of all the Round Three matches played Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August in Melbourne and surrounds in the Community Round Three.

Significant big climber in the ranks is China with a rise from 15th to 11th and Japan has continued to climb the ranks at this International Cup rising from 16th to 14th with their win over Germany.

Indonesia has suffered a big fall, in losing the maximum 3.00 rating points in their losses to China and Croatia, falling to 17th from 14th. Fiji hasn’t fared very well either in their loss to Papua New Guinea, falling from 11th to 15th.

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WFN Women's World Rankings Post Round 3 of IC17

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Fiji Vonu and Papua New Guinea Flames both played their 8th Qualifying matches in Round Three on Sunday 13th August, becoming Fully Ranked in 7th and 8th place respectively. All four matches played resulted as was expected and as the ranking scheme predicted and consequently there were no changes in rank.

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Japan Samurais' speed and skill defeat German height and weight

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Box Hill North 12 August 2017 - by Stephen Alomes

On one of those windy August days, out in suburban Melbourne, came the clash of two of the favourites for division 2 men’s – Japan and Germany.
 

Although in the same pool, it seemed like an anticipation of a key final, after both had easy victories against their opponents in earlier matches.

Image left: 'Where eagles fly but Samurais on the ground'
 

Played at Box Hill North, where Elgar Rd meets the eastern freeway, the ground has an old Japan Samurai connection, as scholarship players have gone to the Box Hill North amateur team in the past.

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Banshees post big win over brave Flames

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It was a mild sunny day in Melbourne's South East. Hallam Reserve hosted the Women's Pool B top of the table clash between the Alfa Ireland Banshees and the Papua New Guinea Flames.

The contest in the opening quarter was even and tight with both teams unable to gain clear possession and to break the game open. It took to about the 10-minute mark of the first for the Banshees to get on top in the contest, as they were winning a lot more of the footy.

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Classy Northern Lights show Brits how it's done

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The top of the table Women’s Pool 1 clash between the reigning world champs the Canada Northern Lights and the International Cup debutants the Great Britain Swans – on a breezy but mostly sunny day with an early taste of Melbourne Spring in the air – the venue the Plenty Oval, home of the Victorian Womens club the powerful Diamond Creek. Last tournament this venue hosted the Banshees vs the Liberty. With respect to that previous encounter – this match is a super important fixture. The winner will ensure the advantage in the semi-finals on Tuesday. The loser likely to face up to Ireland in the other semi. The Northern Lights going in as favourites but the Brits full of hope to pull off an upset.

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Women's ladders after Round 3 of IC17

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Below are the Women's ladders after Round 3 of the 2017 AFL International Cup, with Canada and Ireland topping Pools A and B respectively, both undefeated.

The tournament now moves to the semi-final round, with Canada (3 wins 0 losses) to take on neighbours USA (2-1), and Ireland (3-0) similarly taking on neighbours Great Britain (2-1).  The winners go through to the Grand Final at Etihad Stadium.  The other nations play off for the lower spots.

Did the best 4 teams make the semis?  PNG were much improved on their last appearance (2011) but clearly not top 4 overall, but Fiji can consider themselves very unlucky, going down to Canada in round 1 after a draw at full time, losing by a golden point (next score wins) in controversial circumstances.  If Fiji had won that match they would've finished 2nd, ahead of Great Britain on percentage, assuming the other matches played out the same. If they improve this much again by IC20 look out all-comers!

Read on for the ladders.

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Ruthless Fiji smash Pakistan on scoreboard but not in spirit

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Fiji has turned on one of the highest scoring international women's games seen, destroying world footy newcomer Pakistan at Mulgrave Reserve, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne.

It was Round 3 of the Women's division and the Vonu were in no mood to go easy, having lost their two opening games by narrow margins to two of the top team in Canada and Great Britain.  They piled on goals in every quarter, keeping the Shaheens scoreless throughout the match.

Many thanks to Robert Wolfgramm for information contributing to this article and the Fiji Daily Post for the photos.

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