2005 Australian Football International Cup

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2005 Australian Football International Cup
2005 AFL International Cup
Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates3 August – 13 August
Teams10
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea
Third placeFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Fourth placeFlag of Ireland.svg  Ireland

The 2005 Australian Football International Cup was the second time that the Australian Football International Cup tournament, an international Australian rules football competition was held.

Contents

The event was hosted by both Melbourne and Wangaratta, Australia in 2005.

10 nations participated following the late withdrawal of both Nauru and Denmark and the introduction of Spain.

All sides were scheduled to play 4 games, after which the top 4 sides played off in semi-finals for a berth in the Grand Final decider. The Grand Final was between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Both sides went through the tournament undefeated. It was played as a curtain raiser to an official Australian Football League premiership season match and was replayed on Fox Sports (Australia) and the Fox Footy Channel.

Tournament results

Round 1

(Wednesday 3 August 2005)

Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
88 - 17 Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
13
10
Goals
Behinds
2
5

Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
31 - 23 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
4
7
Goals
Behinds
3
5

Flag of the United States.svg
United States
62 - 34 Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
9
8
Goals
Behinds
4
10

Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
56 - 22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
8
8
Goals
Behinds
3
4

Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
59 - 42 Flag of Samoa.svg
Samoa
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
8
11
Goals
Behinds
6
6

Round 2

(Friday 5 August 2005)


Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
105 - 3 Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
15
15
Goals
Behinds
0
3

Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
41 - 27 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
5
11
Goals
Behinds
4
3

Flag of the United States.svg
USA
17 - 13 Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2
5
Goals
Behinds
1
7

Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
30 - 28 Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
4
6
Goals
Behinds
4
4

Flag of Samoa.svg
Samoa
78 - 8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
12
6
Goals
Behinds
1
2

Round 3

(Sunday 7 August 2005)


Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
69 - 10 Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Stadium: TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
10
9
Goals
Behinds
1
4

Flag of the United States.svg
USA
41 - 12 Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Stadium: TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
5
11
Goals
Behinds
2
0

Flag of Samoa.svg
Samoa
46 - 42 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Stadium: Optus Oval, Carlton, Victoria
7
4
Goals
Behinds
6
6

Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
79 - 6 Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Stadium: TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
11
13
Goals
Behinds
1
0

Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
59 - 14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Stadium: Optus Oval, Carlton, Victoria
8
11
Goals
Behinds
2
2

Round 4

(Tuesday 9 August 2005)


Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
53 - 6 Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Stadium: City Oval, Wangaratta, Victoria
7
11
Goals
Behinds
1
0

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
25 - 23 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Stadium: Wangaratta Showgrounds, Wangaratta, Victoria
3
7
Goals
Behinds
3
5

Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
47 - 46 Flag of the United States.svg
USA
Stadium: City Oval, Wangaratta, Victoria
7
5
Goals
Behinds
7
4

Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
84 - 13 Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Stadium: City Oval, Wangaratta, Victoria
12
12
Goals
Behinds
2
1

Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
98 - 27 Flag of Samoa.svg
Samoa
Stadium: Wangaratta Showgrounds, Wangaratta, Victoria
16
2
Goals
Behinds
4
3

Ladder after four rounds

TEAMWLPFPA%
1 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand4033858582.76
2 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 40206129159.69
3 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland3116656296.42
4 Flag of the United States.svg United States31166106156.60
5 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa 2219320793.24
6 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 2215817291.86
7 Flag of Japan.svg Japan1312817971.51
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 136921631.94
9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada0411514380.42
10 Flag of Spain.svg Spain044531814.15
Key: W = Won, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, % = Goal average

Semifinals

(Thursday 11 August 2005)


Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
64 - 46 Flag of the United States.svg
USA
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
10
4
Goals
Behinds
7
4

Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
34 - 25 Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
5
4
Goals
Behinds
3
7

Qualifying finals round

(Thursday 11 August 2005)

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Canada won by forfeit Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
63 - 23 Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
9
9
Goals
Behinds
3
5

Flag of Samoa.svg
Samoa
50 - 21 Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Stadium: Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, Victoria
7
8
Goals
Behinds
3
3

Minor placing finals

(Saturday 13 August 2005)


Seventh place
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
29 - 18 Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Stadium: Optus Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
4
5
Goals
Behinds
2
6

Fifth place
Flag of Samoa.svg
Samoa
27 - 15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Stadium: TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3
9
Goals
Behinds
2
3

Ninth place
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
73 - 13 Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Stadium: Optus Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
11
7
Goals
Behinds
2
1

Third place
Flag of the United States.svg
USA
65 - 30 Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
Stadium: TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne, Victoria
10
5
Goals
Behinds
4
6

Grand final

(Saturday 13 August 2005)

Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
50 - 32 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
Stadium: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 48,287
7
8
Goals
Behinds
5
2

The Grand Final was replayed on Fox Sports (Australia) and the Fox Footy Channel.

The Best and Fairest medal was awarded to New Zealand's James Bowden.

Grand Final was played as a curtain raiser to the round 20 AFL match between Collingwood vs Carlton, so this figure is the total crowd for the match, although not all spectators were inside the stadium at the start or conclusion of the curtain raiser event.

Final standings

  1. Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
  2. Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea
  3. Flag of the United States.svg USA
  4. Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
  5. Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa
  6. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
  7. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
  8. Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
  9. Flag of Japan.svg Japan
  10. Flag of Spain.svg Spain

2005 Australian Football International Cup All Stars Team

Like the All-Australian Team in the Australian Football League, a team selected from the best players in the International Cup was selected.

PlayerNationClubPosition
Navu Maha Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Centrals
David Gavara-Nanu Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea New Ireland
Stanley Tapend Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Enga
Alister Sioni Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea West New Britain
Richard Bradley Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandEastern Blues
Craig Ashton Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandTakapuna Eagles
James Bowden Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandEastern Blues
Andrew Congalton Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandTakapuna Eagles
Todd Danks Flag of New Zealand.svg New ZealandNorth Shore Tigers
James Brunmeier Flag of the United States.svg United StatesMilwaukee Bombers
Donnie Lucero Flag of the United States.svg United StatesOrange County Bombers
Michito Sakaki Flag of Japan.svg Japan Waseda University
Mtutuzeli Hlomela Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Eldorado Park
Steven Malinga Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Itoseng
Clifford Richardson Flag of Ireland.svg IrelandEdinburgh Old Town Bloods
Mike Finn Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Rob Burgess Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain Wandsworth Demons
Jose Francisco Lorente Flag of Spain.svg SpainMadrid Bears
Fia Tootoo Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Moorabbin Kangaroos / Fasitoo-Uta Tigers
Mateta Kirisome Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Fasitoo-Uta Tigers
Rob McEwan Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CanadaWindsor Mariners
Paul Loghanne Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada Mississauga Demons
IC2005 All-International Team
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HB:
C:
HF:
F:
Foll:
Int:
Coach:Not Named

Tournament Best & Fairest winners

PlayerNationClub
Navu Maha Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Centrals
Fia Tootoo Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Moorabbin Kangaroos / Fasitoo-Uta Tigers

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