Huge Honor for James Brunmeier & Donnie Lucero

Last night the 10 nations competing in the 2005 AFL International Cup celebrated the success of the event at an official dinner hosted by the AFL. With over 600 guests in attendance the highlight of the event was the announcement of the 22 players named as the 2005 Australian Football International Cup All Stars Team. Donnie Lucero and James Brunmeier were named to the team. As well as being recognised for their performance the All Stars Team were presented with a commemorative jumper and congratulated by Essendon Coach Kevin Sheedy on their outstanding achievement. Read more about the event


6:13:48 PM Thu 11 August, 2005
New Zealand and PNG are into the 2005 Australian Football International Cup grand final after a gruelling round of play at Port Melbourne today.
The finals series will be held on Saturday 13 August with the 10 International Cup nations lining up as follows:
Saturday 13 August
Teac Oval – Port Melbourne
11am – Samoa v Great Britain – for 5th place
12.45pm – USA v Ireland – for 3rd place
Optus Oval – Carlton
11am – Canada v South Africa – for 7th place
12.45pm – Spain v Japan – for 9th place

Saturday 13 August
4.30pm – New Zealand v Papua New Guinea
Curtain raiser to Collingwood v Carlton

The AFL media accreditation system applies for the Grand Final.

New Zealand 10.4.64 def USA 5.2.32
Goals New Zealand: C Ashton (4), R Bradley (2), A Tongalta (1), G Thomas (1), M Jones (1), T Danks (1)
Goals USA: J Mueller (2), S Bradley (2), D Butler (1)
Best New Zealand: G Thomas, C Ashton, M Jones, S McNally, J Pocock
Best USA: B Blankenship, D Butler, K Strenski, D Lucero, D Thurmond, D Jones

Papua New Guinea 5.4.34 def Ireland 3.7.25
Goals PNG: S Tepend (1), J Ila (1), G Touv (1), P Meli (1), N Maha (1)
Goals Ireland: P Whelan (1), D O’Haophalain (1), J Flavin (1)
Best PNG: N Maha, S Tepend, O Gibson, P Philip, P Meli
Best Ireland: G Johnson, D Goggin, C Cullinane


Great Britain 9.9.63 def Japan 3.5.23
Goals Great Britain: L Macias (2), J Ford (2), W Cockram (1), M Anderson (1), J Boyle (1), C Dickson (1), J Swift (1)
Goals Japan: M Sakaki (2), S Hiroyuki (1)
Best Great Britain: B Rees, B Dixon, A Craig, J Sullivan
Best Japan: H Kazuaki, K Tsuyoshi, S Michito

Samoa 7.8.50 def South Africa 3.3.21
Goals Samoa: F Tootoo (2), C Teniselli (2), G Agamatagi (1), M Kirisome (1), A Tootoo (1)
Goals South Africa: W Jonker (1), M Halomela (1), S Malinga (1)
Best Samoa: F Tootoo, M Kirisome, C Teniselli, S Faaee
Best South Africa: W Jonker, J Horn, T Mothaoleng, G Sekete, C Van Rensburg

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