2013 Super Trans Tasman Day Five Results

We’ll be updating this website story with the results from day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series as they occur.

Stay tuned to this page for all of the results from day five (times are in New Zealand time)

Men’s 50’s

Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 1

Australia wins the series 3-0

Men’s 40’s

New Zealand 6 defeated Australia 5

Australia wins the series 2-1

Senior Mixed

New Zealand 7 defeated Australia 6

New Zealand wins the series 3-0

Women’s 30’s

Australia 4 defeated by New Zealand 5

New Zealand wins the series 3-0

Men’s 30’s

New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 6

New Zealand wins the series 2-1

Mixed Open

New Zealand 12 defeats Australia 6

New Zealand wins the series 2-0 with a game to go

Women’s Open

Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4

Australia wins the series 2-0 with one game to go.

Men’s Open

Australia 4 defeated by New Zealand 5

New Zealand wins the series 2-0 with one game to go.

Men’s 50’s 

The Australians have continued their impressive form in the Men’s 50’s division, claiming a 3-0 series win following a 7-1 with win against New Zealand on Saturday.

New Zealand were on the scoreboard early, with Graeme O’Callaghan scoring the opening touchdown of the match to take a 1-0 lead.

Australia levelled the score at one-a-piece two minutes later through a Jeff Cheung touchdown, before touchdowns to Mike Thoars , David McDonald and David Cheung gave Australia a comfortable 4-1 lead at the half-break.

The second half was all Australia, with Tim Kitchingham, David McDonald and David Cheung all scoring to give Australia a 7-1 win and a 3-0 series win.

Men’s 40’s

New Zealand has won a hard fought game three of the Men’s 40’s division, running away with the win by one touchdown, 6-5 in a tough encounter.

New Zealand’s Shane Edwards put his side on the scoreboard in the third minute, with his touchdown giving the home side a 1-0 lead.

It was 2-0 shortly after when Greg Mildon crossed for New Zealand, with the side holding this lead for the majority of the half.

It took Australia close to 15 minutes to get on the scoreboard, with Mick Lennon bridging the gap to one touchdown .

Deane Wawatai was next on the scoreboard for New Zealand before Australia’s Robert Sinclair-Smith hit back in the next set to score.

The last minute of the half saw a touchdown a piece to New Zealand and Australia, with Darran Robson scoring at the 19 minute mark, while Joe Biskup scored in the dying second of the half, with New Zealand going to the half-time break up by one touchdown, 4-3.

The first 10 minutes of the second half was a tight tussle, with Australia eventually levelling the game up at 4-all in the 31st minute when Sinclair-Smith bagged a second touchdown.

Australia took the lead for the first time in the game with six minutes remaining in the match, when Dave Roberts found Joe Biskup on the wing.

But New Zealand weren’t done with yet, with two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the game giving them the lead and the game three win, 6-5.

Despite New Zealand’s game three win, Australia claimed the series 2-1 after its efforts on the first two days of competition.

Senior Mixed

New Zealand has claimed a clean-sweep of the Senior Mixed division following its 7-6 win today in game three.

After winning the series in their second game yesterday, New Zealand were pushed for the entire game, with Australia staging a late comeback, but it wasn’t enough, with New Zealand taking the one touchdown win.

New Zealand took the lead early, scoring in their first set of six before Australia took the lead 2-1 after touchdowns to Shannon Warren and Derrick Cant.

Three straight touchdowns to New Zealand gave them a 4-2 lead with two minutes left in the half before Brad Lugg gave Australia their third touchdown of the match.

New Zealand scored with less than 30 seconds left on the clock in the first half to extend their lead to three and take a 5-3 lead at half-time.

Cant scored his second of the match in the early stages of the second half to reduce the deficit to one before two touchdowns to New Zealand in five minutes saw them take a handy 7-4 lead.

Two touchdowns, to Brad Lugg and Karen Short, got Australia back into the game at 7-6, but were beaten by the clock in their attempt to level the game up before the siren, with the World Champion New Zealand taking the one touchdown win.

The New Zealand Women’s 30’s team has taken a 3-0 series win on day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, winning game three by one touchdown, 5-4.

New Zealand was first to score 90 seconds into the game before Australia’s Holly Smith levelled the game up at 1-all in the seventh minute.

A double to New Zealand’s Anita Boyd, one in the ninth minute and another one 10 minutes later, saw New Zealand take a two touchdown advantage into the half-time break, 3-1.

Australia Amy Smith scored in the fourth minute of the second half to bridge the cap to one touchdown, before New Zealand’s Andrea Williams scored in the sixth minute on the wing off an overlap to take a 4-2 lead.

Amy Smith got her second touchdown of the half in the eighth minute before Alison Plath score to lock the game up at 4-all.

New Zealand however weren’t finished with yet and were determined to take the series 3-0, scoring with seven minutes remaining to take the game 5-4 and the series.

Mixed Open

The New Zealand Mixed Open team won its first title against Australia since the 2007 World Cup, claiming the second game of the 2013 series and subsequently the division.

After a two touchdown win in game one, New Zealand went on an attacking array in game two, winning by six touchdowns, 12-6.

Australia was the first team to score, when Cameron Nicholls scored in the first minute after being set up by Trent Touma.

Touchdowns to Tiwi Davies and Hamish Buick saw New Zealand gave New Zealand the lead before Elin Mortimer levelled up the game at 2-all for Australia.

The rest of the half was dominated by New Zealand, with three touchdowns scored, including a touchdown set up with some brilliant footwork from Phoenix Hunapo, to take a 5-2 lead into the half-time break.

New Zealand picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring the first touchdown of the half in the opening set, before Australia’s Kristy Brennan hit back only for Hunapo to score and take a 7-3 lead for New Zealand.

Australia’s Mortimer was sent for a period of time shortly after, and New Zealand were quick to make the most of the opportunity, with Jordan Rogers Rhind scoring to take a 9-3 lead. At one stage in the match New Zealand held an eight touchdown advantage before Australia started closing the gap.

Australia outscored New Zealand in the closing stages of the match, scoring three touchdowns to New Zealand’s two, but it was too little too late for the Aussies, with New Zealand ecstatic to win the game and subsequently the Mixed Open title.

Open Women's

Australia continued its dominance of Women's Touch with a convincing 8-4 win over New Zealand in Game 2 of the Trans Tasman Test Series. The result gives Australia an unbeatable  2-0 lead with the home team playing for pride tomorrow.
As with yesterday's match there was little separating the teams in the opening exchanges; each scored a touchdown early on and then neither side's defence was able to be cracked. The Touch Blacks Kristina Sue was dangerous with the ball in hand while Australia Kirsty Quince was creating well for Australia.
The decisive moments of the half both came from Mel Peters who crossed for back-to-back touchdowns in the closing stages of the half. Her anticipation and timing was excellent and Australia went into the break with their tales up.
New Zealand responded strongly in the opening stages of the second half and reaped rewards when Sue sliced through and found Tyla Nathan-Wong who made no mistake in scoring. At 3-2 in Australia's favour it was anyone's game.
'Anyone' in this case was Mel Peters who scored her third Touchdown and gave the Aussies a buffer. New Zealand though are up to the task and peppered away at the line; Hollie Grey scored out wide to reduce the margin and keep in the kiwis in touch.
As she did in Mudgee a year ago, when it matter most their captain Louise Winchester was there when it mattered most. She score a touchdown and had a hand in another as Australia managed to pull away as the half ended.
New Zealand never gave up but Australia has their number this time and ran out 8-4 winners.

Open Men'sThe New Zealand Men’s Open team created history on day five of the 2013 Super Trans TasmanSeries, winning their first ever Men’s Open series with their 5-4 win in game two.
New Zealand was on the scoreboard early, when Henry Dunn dived over to score to give his side a 1-0 lead.

Australia hit back just prior to the midway mark of the half when a fantastic Dylan Hennessey long ball found Matt Prowse on the wing to level the game up at 1-all.

Hennessey was in the thick of the action shortly after when he set up Robert Nakhla to take the lead for the first time in the game. It was shortly lived however, with Dunn scoring his second for the half.

Captain Mita Graham put his side in the lead again after he was set up by Ed Burrell, to take a one touchdown advantage with six minutes remaining in the half.

Hennessey and Prowse combined with three minutes left in the half to level the score up at 3-all and when Nicholas Good scored in the final minute, Australia took a 4-3 lead into the half-time break.

A scare went through the New Zealand camp when Dean Williams fell to the ground with a knee injury early in the second half and didn’t return to the field for the rest of the match. The Kiwis refused to give up despite the odds against them and were the first team to score, with seven minutes remaining in the half, when Whitiaua Black scored to level the game up at 4-all.

Both teams tried their best in the final minutes of the match to get one up on the other team but it was New Zealand who were able to do so, with Graham scoring his second of the match with three minutes remaining.

New Zealand’s defence held strong in the final minutes, stopping everything that Australia tried. The celebrations after the full-time siren showed how much this maiden win meant to the side, while Australia no doubt will be looking to make take tomorrow’s win.


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