Topic: Touch Rugby

Men's 40s luck out in Touch World Cup final

By Tamati Tiananga
  • Australia

Today marks the final day of the Touch World Cup.  "Fight like a shark, don't give in like an octopus" was the focus of the men's 40s in the final against Australia.  

Although they went down 7-6, for Peter Walters, there were many things his side learnt from the experience.

Two early tries to NZ set the tone, Australia hit back.

Peter Walters responded with a try for NZ, and another.

But Australia came back strong.

Walters says, "We did start off strong we were leading most of the way then Aussie came back at the end there, it was a tight game, two good teams going at it hard."

With the score at 6-all, the game went to a drop-off.

Walters says, "When you go that close, draw then a drop off, anyone can win the game and it is hard to take for all the planning preparation that you put in."

Even though NZ gave it their all, Australia took it out.