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International Cup 2005

Papua New Guinea escape with first up win

  • Wednesday, August 03 2005 @ 07:11 pm ACST
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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.

International Cup 2005 begins

  • Wednesday, August 03 2005 @ 06:02 am ACST
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International Cup 2005

Three years after the inaugural International Cup, ten nations have gathered in Melbourne Australia for the second such tournament. After the late withdrawal of Nauru the draw was re-done and five matches scheduled for the first day's play, at Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne. The day also featured an official opening ceremony.

Round One Results from International Cup

  • Wednesday, August 03 2005 @ 02:58 am ACST
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International Cup 2005

In the first round of matches played in the Australian Football International Cup, a very quick Japanese side defeated Spain 88-17, PNG overcame a very tough Samoa 59-36, Ireland trailed Canada at three-quarter time but came home to win 31-23, the USA beat a much-improved South Africa 62-34 and New Zealand accounted for Great Britain.

Match reports and photos coming soon, for updated scores as they come to hand throughout the International Cup, click here.

Irish Press Release previewing their Cup ambitions

  • Monday, August 01 2005 @ 11:34 pm ACST
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International Cup 2005 The following is a press release contibuted by Sean Smith, Irish Team Media Officer. Note that the semi-final and Grand Final positions is obviously subject to them qualifying.

Events in Melbourne over the next two weeks will again demonstrate that world class Irish efforts are not limited to drowning shamrocks and U2.

Interview with former AFL star and British Bulldogs coach Matt Connell

  • Sunday, July 31 2005 @ 11:46 pm ACST
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International Cup 2005 In the lead-up to the second International Cup the British Bulldogs have been training hard under the guidance of former Adelaide Crows premiership player Matt Connell. The Brits are quietly confident of their chances over the next few weeks. World Footy News (WFN) spoke with Connell about his career and Aussie footy in the UK.

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