Australia beats South Africa to third spot

24 June 2011
Remarkable comback

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 today.

It was a heartbreak for South Africa as Australia staged a remarkable fight back , from 6-2 down aftre the second chukka to 8-8 in the fifth. In the sixth and final 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.