Day One Summary

first_imgSix of Australia’s seven divisions remain undefeated after the first day of competition. The Australian Men’s 40’s were the first team to take to the fields for Australia, and did so in style defeating Singapore 12-0. Their big challenge came in game two for the 40’s team, playing a New Zealand side celebrating Peter Walters 100th test cap for New Zealand. The game didn’t disappoint, with both sides playing impressively, and showing plenty of flair in attack. Australia led for the majority of the game before a late New Zealand comeback saw them take the game in the dying seconds, 9-8.Their third game saw the team up against England, winning 15-0. The Australian Men’s 35’s got their campaign off to an impressive start, with three big wins on day one of the event.  They met Spain in their first game and came away 9-1 winners, before defeating England 14-0 and Ireland 15-0. The Australian Men’s 30’s nearly had event organisers reaching for the record books in the first round of their division, starting their campaign off in a blistering fashion, defeating Luxembourg 31-0. Captain Gavin Shuker led by example, scoring 11 touchdowns in the win. They followed this up with a 16-2 win over South Africa, and a 10 touchdown win over Fiji late on the first day of competition. The Australian Senior Mixed team created history on day one, beating a previously undefeated New Zealand side 10-9. The team dug deep and proved that they will be a force to be reckoned with during the event, and went on to defeat Italy 15-1. Australia got their campaign off to an impressive start in the Men’s Open division, with two big wins on the opening day. Game one saw the team defeated France 22-1, and they backed this up with a 21-0 win over the Netherlands on Wednesday afternoon. The team will meet New Zealand late on Thursday afternoon, with the game set to be a thrilling encounter. The Australian Women’s Open team was impressive in attack and defence on day one, scoring 51 touchdowns for and not conceding any touchdowns against in their three games. Australia defeated the England Women’s 30’s side 17-0, Wales 19-0 and Scotland 15-0 on day one. The Australian Mixed Open team are also undefeated after game one, with two strong wins on day one of the event. In their first game, the team defeated England 16-1, and went on to defeated Nuie 10-4 in their second match of the day. Highlights from several of the games are being uploaded to the TFA YouTube Channel throughout the event, as well as interviews with players and ‘Plays of the Day’. Head to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus to view all of the videos.last_img

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