2005 International Cup

The second International Cup commences in Melbourne on Wednesday 3rd August. The inaugural Cup in 2002 was a great success with 11 nations competing.

The 2005 Cup will again involve 11 nations with Canada, Great Britain, Ireland (2002 winners), Japan, Nauru, New Zealand, PNG, Samoa, South Africa, Spain and the United States taking part.

Matches will be played around various venues both in Melbourne and in regional areas, including Optus Oval and Teac Oval as well as in Wangaratta. The Grand Final will take place at the MCG on Friday August 13th as a curtain raiser to the Collingwood v Carlton match.

Hampton Rovers AFC has had strong links with the development of International Aussie Rules, and our website will keep you updated with the latest news from the 2005 International Cup. Visit www.hamptonrovers.com.au/international for details. The Rovers will be hosting the South Africa and USA teams at Boss James Reserve on Tuesday 2nd August.


2005 INTERNATIONAL CUP DRAW

Round 1
Wednesday, 3rd August           Murphy Reserve Port Melbourne
Pool A       T. M. Woodruff Oval
Spain vs Japan                  10.00am
Ireland vs Nauru                 1.00pm
USA vs South Africa            2.45pm
Opening Ceremony 12.00noon
Pool B      A.T. Aanenson Oval
Samoa vs PNG                    1.00pm
Great Britain vs NZ              2.45pm
Canada Bye  

Round 2
Friday, 5th August                    Murphy Reserve Port Melbourne 
Pool A      A. T. Aanenson Oval
Nauru vs Spain                    10.00am
USA vs Ireland                    11.45am
Japan vs South Africa            1.30pm
Pool B      T. M. Woodruff Oval
Canada vs PNG                    11.00am
Great Britain vs Samoa           2.30pm
New Zealand Bye  

Round 3
Sunday, 7th August
Pool A                                       Teac Oval

South Africa vs Ireland           10.00am
Spain vs USA                         1.45am
Nauru vs Japan                       1.30pm
Pool B                                       Optus Oval
New Zealand vs Canada         11.45am
PNG vs Great Britain               1.30pm
Samoa Bye     

Round 4
Tuesday, 9th August                Wangaratta
Pool A                          City Oval
Ireland vs Japan                     11.15am
USA vs Nauru                        1.00pm
South Africa vs Spain              2.45pm
Pool B                      Showgrounds
Canada vs Great Britain         12.15pm
Samoa vs New Zealand           3.15pm 
PNG Bye

Round 5
Thursday, 11th August                Murphy Reserve Port Melbourne
Pool A                T. M. Woodruff Oval
Nauru vs South Africa           10.00am
Japan vs USA                      11.45am
Ireland vs Spain                     1.30pm
Pool B             A. T. Aaenenson Oval
Canada vs Samoa                11.00am
PNG vs New Zealand              2.30pm
Great Britain Bye

Cross overs
Saturday 13th August
Teac Oval
5th Pool A vs 5th Pool B for 9th  11.00am
4th Pool A vs 4th Pool B for 7th  12.45pm
  
Optus Oval
3rd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B for 5th   11.00am
2nd Pool A vs 2nd Pool B for 3rd  12.45pm


Grand Final
Saturday 13th August
MCG
1st Pool A vs 1st Pool B          4.30pm

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