Aussies claim Trans Tasman
21 May 2017 @ 13:36 UTC
Australia took each of the three divisions on offer to take a back-to-back series clean sweep.
The nine wins to zero victory ensures back-to-back clean sweeps by Australia after the Aussies gave the Kiwis the same treatment in 2016.
Australia were absolutely dominant over the three days, with no team more impressive than the Aussie Women's Open side. The Australian Women put together a combined scoreline of 33-12 over their three games, dismantling New Zealand from the get-go. They put the exclamation mark on their 2017 campaign on Sunday, running out 14-3 winners in a one-sided clash.
The New Zealand Women's Open side is in somewhat of a rebuilding stage and should be applauded for the effort and heart they showed in all three games.
Not be outdone, the Australia Men's side also capped off an unbeaten series to win 7-6 in Game Three on Sunday. It was the second one-touchdown win for the Aussies over the campaign, with Australia winning in a drop-off during Game Two on Saturday. New Zealand were desperately unlucky not to come away with at least one win throughout their three games in the Men's division, but the Australian's composure under immense pressure proved the difference.
It was a wonderful weekend of touch football at Sunshine Coast Stadium and one all of the Australian touch football family will remember fondly after a brilliant display.