VICTORIOUS: Australia representative Hayley Maddick.
VICTORIOUS: Australia representative Hayley Maddick. Patrick Woods

Australia wins overall honours in Trans-Tasman touch series

TOUCH FOOTBALL: Australia has won overall honours at the Trans-Tasman Touch Football Series at Sunshine Coast Stadium after a string of match victories.

The hosts have won six of games against New Zealand after two days of the three-day, nine-match carnival.

The series was sealed by the Aussie women's team.

Captain Elizabeth Campbell said she felt "absolutely amazing” after her side bagged a tough 9-6 win.

"There was a lot of pressure on us. We knew the Kiwis would come out a lot harder (than Friday's corresponding fixture),” she said.

"Today was definitely tougher so I'm really proud of the girls and ecstatic.”

New Zealand women's captain Jean Marsh said her team was "growing”.

"We were much better (on Saturday), a big improvement form Friday,” she said.

"It was still not a win, which is what we're after but we're close to getting there.

"There's still another Test day, which is a big part of the series so we're growing and we still hope to be a big threat (then).”

The Australian mixed, women's and men's teams have won two games each from as many outings. The Aussie men's side won 7-6 after a drop off in their second game late yesterday.

That result kept alive hopes of an overall clean-sweep at the carnival for Australia, which happened last year.

The mixed, women and men's teams will compete in their respective third and final matches on Sunday.


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