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The official wrap up, who finished where, who plays who

International Cup 2014

  The following was released this evening by the AFL.

 

 

 

 

  THE LADDER

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

D

F

A

GD

%

PTS

1

NZ

3

3

0

0

426

13

413

3276.92

12

2

Ireland

3

3

0

0

239

51

188

468.63

12

3

South Africa

3

3

0

0

301

81

220

371.6

12

4

PNG

3

2

1

0

429

65

364

660

8

5

Canada

3

2

1

0

269

52

217

517.31

8

6

Tonga

3

2

1

0

325

103

222

315.53

8

7

Nauru

3

2

1

0

316

102

214

309.8

8

8

Fiji

3

2

1

0

267

95

172

281.05

8

9

USA

3

2

1

0

243

92

151

264.13

8

10

Great Britain

3

1

2

0

152

106

46

143.4

4

11

Pakistan

3

1

2

0

137

225

-88

60.89

4

12

France

3

1

2

0

119

205

-86

58.05

4

13

Sweden

3

1

2

0

91

306

-215

29.74

4

14

Japan

3

1

2

0

79

321

-242

24.61

4

15

China

3

1

2

0

27

334

-307

8.08

4

16

Finland

3

0

3

0

37

296

-259

12.5

0

17

India

3

0

3

0

13

489

-476

2.66

0

18

Indonesia

3

0

3

0

11

545

-534

2.02

0

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Ladders after Round 3 - How the divisions should be determined

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With the last game of Round 3 completed tonight we can reveal the preliminary finishing positions and which teams go to the top 4, which to Division 1 and the remainder to Division 2.  Please note that we stress at this early stage these ladders are our own calculations and official confirmation is of course by the AFL.

The Women's is straight forward and only goes to finals after 5 rounds (4 matches each).  But the Men started divided into 3 pools, with the complication being that the top 4 that go through to the semi-finals after 3 rounds are the top of each pool and then the next best based on combining all the teams - hence we've also shown a Combined ladder.  That also determines the teams that make what the AFL has called Division 1, i.e. teams 5 - 12, and Division 2, i.e. teams 13 to 18.

Our expectation is that the 4 nations through to the top level men's semi-finals are: Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

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France Coqs celebrate win over Indonesian Garudas

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France achieved a big win over Indonesia today, Les Coqs running out 106 point winners over the Garudas in their match at Digger’s Rest.

As expected, a good crowd was in evidence at the ground and they had warmed to the occasion. Some locals were sporting colours of the International countries. In true Aussie tradition there was plenty of support for the underdog Indonesians.

France started from the first bounce down using their superior strength, height and now experience to continually push the ball into attack to produce many scoring opportunities.

Better accuracy would have seen Les Coqs comfortably in front. #13 Gregoire Patacq was already giving a lot of drive and contributed to the second French goal via #8 Jean Rosado who was providing a focal point up forward. Just before the siren #13 Gregoire Patacq threaded his way past multiple defenders only to push the ball wide of the big sticks with his kick.

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Spirited Sth African Lions hold off fast-finishing PNG Mosquitoes

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This report courtesy of Martin Davies.

The South African Lions today put in a spirited performance to hold off a fast finishing PNG Mosquitoes side, South Africa ultimately triumphing by 9 points.

At St Mary's Oval in the shadows of Simonds Stadium, home of AFL club Geelong, the pre-game preparations saw the PNG side warming up on the ground, whilst singing and clapping was reverberating from the South African rooms.

The sides ran out at 12pm – PNG bunched in a tight huddle by the fence, waiting for everyone to come from the rooms, whilst South Africa streamed out like the players couldn't wait to get out there.

The national anthems were sung with passion, followed by PNG's impressive war cry. The first quarter opened at a blistering pace, with South Africa into attack towards the river end. But the Mozzies defence held up well and repelled the ball forward, where Willie Asi kicked the first goal of the game for PNG from a boundary throw-in.

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IC14 Vignettes – Joe Baker-Thomas (New Zealand Hawks)

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St Kilda AFL team boast Joe as an international scholarship player, and he is a part of the New Zealand juggernaut that is hoping to take away their second International Cup title in 2014. So, what do we know about Joe?

“I discovered AFL while I was at college when my P.E class entered our local tournament called the Hawks Cup which was at the start of April last year. So I played that then got told to trail for the Under 18's New Zealand team that plays against the VAFA team here from Australia. Then I also played for the Under 16's in the game against the Under 16's Flying Boomerangs. I then played for our senior New Zealand team against the AIS. This is my first International Cup!”
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IC14 Vignettes – Trent Depaune (Nauru Chiefs)

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As one of the elder statesmen in the Nauru Chiefs team, Trent Depaune has the responsibility of leading the way for his team mates to follow. A brief chat with Trent gives an idea of his background in the game.

“Our great grandfathers came to school here in Melbourne, then they established the game of football in Nauru.” “I've been playing since 13 years old. My team in Nauru is the Cats.”

Trent has been a mainstay of the game back home in Nauru. “This will be my third International Cup and my third time as a captain.”
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IC14 Round 3 (Community Round) Results

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All the results from the 2014 AFL International Cup - Round 3 Community Round - Saturday 16th August - locations across Victoria.

Where possible quarter by quarter scores will be added throughout the day.

Matches are 4 x 17.5 minute quarters.

We suggest you refresh your browser regularly to see the latest results.  Match reports will follow later.

We'll publish to a Round 3 photo album on Flickr after the day's play and post a separate story linking to it.

 

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IC14 Vignettes – Laura Loucks (Canada Midnight Suns)

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Australian Rules football can count itself lucky to have secured the talent of Laura Loucks. “So how I discovered footy is kind of a funny story, I actually thought when I signed up I was signing up for rugby! I originally wanted to play an iconic Australian sport and rugby was the first thing that I thought of.”

“When I saw the stall at my [Griffith University, Brisbane] orientation week club fair and I had no idea AFL was a different sport (since everything here is called footy). So when I went to the first training practice I was a little shocked to say the least! I started in 2013 and this is my second season with the Griffith Moorooka Reds.”

“[This is my ] first time at the International Cup but hopefully not my last! I had no idea this cup even existed. I only found out about it around March this year.” But we are certainly glad that Laura did.
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IC14 Round 3 - Community Round Preview

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We preview tomorrow's Community Round with teams playing across Melbourne and into country areas Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong among others.  The battle to finish in the top four is well and truly on and results of many of the matches will be eagerly awaited.

Men’s Division

Ireland v Nauru 5:30pm Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo  after the 2.20pm Castlemaine v South Bendigo (BFNL) match.  The formline suggests that Nauru are a chance to upset the Irish in Bendigo.  Nauru accounted for Great Britain convincingly enough in the end.  They showed that despite a lack of key position players they can beat a side that does have them.  GB went down to Ireland by just a point in the Euro Cup last year so theoretically they should be very close to Ireland.  Two factors that may come in to play is that the Australian based Irish weren't at the Euro Cup and Nauru's Adam Otto will miss the rest of the tournament due to suspension coming out of the game against GB.

 

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Round 2 goal of the day - Steven Maguire (GB)

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The Round 2 match between Nauru and Great Britain was for 3 and a half quarters a ripping game. Several times it looked like Nauru was set to run away only for the Bulldogs to claw their way back and with less than a goal in it at 3/4 time it was anyone's game. Nauru kicked out again in the last and 18 pts up the crowd wondered whether the Bulldogs had another burst left. Enter Steven Maguire.

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