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Revolution as US upsets favourites

International Cup 2005


In what may be described by some as the biggest upset in International football, the US has defeated Ireland in a game that saw the miserly backlines of both teams give new meaning to the word tight. The loss was Ireland's first in international Australian football, ending a run that stretches back to the 2001 Atlantic Alliance Cup.

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South Africa score first win in international footy

International Cup 2005

The Buffaloes' dream of winning their first match was realised when the siren sounded leaving them two points ahead of the Japanese side who had battled manfully to the very end. Scenes of jubilation followed as the players sung and danced to celebrate their finest moment so far.

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Official AFL International Cup results - Round 2

International Cup 2005The following are the official AFL results, best players and goalkickers from Round 2 of the Australian Football International Cup.
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Samoa triumphs in battle of the Bulldogs

International Cup 2005

Great Britain put up a good fight early on in the final match of Round 2, but they weren't able to contain a classy Samoan side as it ran away with the game in the second half.

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Round Two - Preliminary Results

International Cup 2005In Round two action from the Australian Football International Cup, Samoa beat Great Britain by a very handy margin, Papua New Guinea eventually triumphed over Canada in a very physical encounter which could have gone either way, the USA overcame Ireland in a tight match, South Africa defeated Japan in a two-point nailbiter and New Zealand easily accounted for Spain.

Full results and reports to come in the next two hours.
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ABC radio show "PM" features the Samurai

International Cup 2005The national broadcaster of Australia, the ABC's flagship radio current affairs program, "PM", featured a great segment on the Japanese team at the International Cup.
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Wrap of Round 1 and a preview of Round 2

International Cup 2005

What a great first day of international Australian Rules football. Spectators who were at the inaugural Cup in 2002 remarked that the standard had improved dramatically across the board. Who are the big improvers? Were there any major surprises? What can be expected in the next round?

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Official AFL International Cup results - Round 1

International Cup 2005All the final scores, best players and goalkickers after the first round of the 2005 International Cup. Note that latest scores will generally be first available at The Footy Record as linked on our front page.

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Papua New Guinea escape with first up win

International Cup 2005

In the late time slot of the first day of the 2005 Cup, at Aanenson Oval, one of the fancied chances Papua New Guinea found themselves in a titanic struggle against the pride of Samoa. It wasn't until the closing minutes that Australia's northern neighbour pulled away to a narrow win as the rain came down.

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Revolution's strong showing against improved Buffaloes

International Cup 2005

The US Revolution team keen to show their improvement from 2002 came out hard against the South African Buffaloes team. While winning convincingly they found a fast dedicated opposition also showing improvement and a more balanced side than in the past.

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New Zealand outclass Great Britain in tough contest

International Cup 2005

Round one of the 2005 International Cup saw the New Zealand Falcons take on the British Bulldogs in a skillful but ultimately one-sided affair.

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Defending champs Ireland survive scare from Canadians

International Cup 2005

At 1pm on Wednesday 3rd August the Irish opened their International Cup title defence with a narrow win over much improved Canada, running out 8 point winners after trailing at the last change.

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