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Australia pillage Trans Tasman trophies

Published on Thursday, 3 March 2016

Australia pillage Trans Tasman trophies

Australia has claimed five of six Trans Tasman trophies, including the coveted Overall Open and Development Trophies.

The Australian contingent has wrapped up the final test of the three-day Trans Tasman series, pillaging five out of six coveted trophies from across the ditch.

Despite winning only two of the six games played in today’s third test, the Australian Jackaroos men captured the Open Men’s Trophy courtesy of their test wins on the opening and penultimate days, which ensured them an unassailable lead.

The green and gold contingent continued their clinical performance in the last test of the men’s and women’s development events, keeping an unblemished record in the last test with six straight wins each to wrap up proceedings with three consecutive test wins.

New Zealand claimed their sole trophy win in the open women’s event, after they prevailed in five of six games staged today to secure their second test victory.

As a result of Australia’s performances, it also claimed the Overall Open Trans Tasman Trophy, with combined match wins of 60-48, and the Overall Development Trans Tasman Trophy, with an outright clean sweep of six tests.

National Coach Steve Glasson and the Jackaroos squad will now turn their attention to the Six Nation Invitational, to be contested by New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Scotland and Wale, from Sunday to Friday across Bowls Papanui, Fendalton and Burnside Bowling Clubs in Christchurch.

Bowls Australia congratulate the High Performance team on their success at the 2016 Trans Tasman, and acknowledge the assistance and funding provided by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association to Bowls Australia for athletes in the “Gold Coast GOLD” 2018 program.

The Gold Coast GOLD program was devised by the ACGA to maximise podium performances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and assist athletes who are expected to be nominated for selection to the 2018 Australian Team.

Final results:
Open Women Series: NZ win
Open Men Series: Aus win
Overall Open Trans Tasman Trophy: Aus win

Development Women Series: Aus win
Development Men Series: Aus win
Overall Development Trans Tasman Trophy: Aus win
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