The Kookaburras bagged a clean sweep against the New Zealand Blacksticks with a 3-0 series win. The friendly was played in Cairns and was to be the last international warm-up matches as the London Olympics approaches. This form seems to be coming at the right time, with the Kookaburras flying out in a matter of weeks. Have a look out for some great goals and skill by the Gryphon champs with special mentions to Joel Carroll, Rob Hammond, Jason Wilson and Stephen Jenness for all scoring some ripper goals!
Kookaburras 6 – Blacksticks 1
Goals: Chris Ciriello(AUS) PC 11m, Des Abbott(AUS) FG 13m, Nick Wilson(NZ) FG 20m, Russell Ford(AUS) FG 36m, Joel Carroll(AUS) PC 49m, Russell Ford(AUS) FG 63m, Kieran Govers(AUS) FG 70m.
Kookaburras 5 – Blacksticks 1
Goals:Robert Hammond(AUS) FG 13m, Stephen Jenness(NZ) FG 24m, Kieran Govers(AUS) PC 31m, Kieran Govers(AUS) PC 47m, Jason Wilson(AUS) FG 62m, Glenn Simpson(AUS) FG 66m.
Kookaburras 4 – Blacksticks 1
Goals: Kieran Govers(AUS) PC 35m, Des Abbott(AUS) FG 38m,Glenn Turner(AUS) FG 40m, Russell Ford(AUS) FG 44m, Nick Wilson(NZ) FG 68m