June 24, 2011
Australia defeat South Africa to claim the last spot for the
finals of the FIP Polo World Cup 2011 to be played in Argentina.
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Australia will join India and Pakistan in this year's FIP Polo
World Cup Finals in San Luis, Argentina from Oct 11-25 after
beating South Africa in the playoff for third and fourth placing
It was a heartbreak for South Africa as Australia staged a
remarkable fight back to force a 8-8 draw in the fifth and final
chukka. In the extra chukka, Australia pushed up a gear to run
out 12-9 winners and qualify for their 2nd world cup finals.
Australia got their goals through by Matt Grimes scoring 5
goals, 4 by Alec White, 2 by Ed Gold and 1 by Zac Hagedoorn
while South Africa scorers were Lance Watson 7 goals and one
each by Johann Du Preez and Campbell Macnab.