The dingoes played Sweden and Germany. The location was Kaarina, where we hadn't previously played. There are about 6 fields in the next town which is about 8 km from the main fields at Kupitaa. The morning game against Sweden was intense. Dingoes scored the first 4 points, helped by several blocks, one of which was a layout d by Roger Bralow. The Swedes didn't react terribly well to being down. They disputed calls with unnecessary force and even resorted to ficticious stories. We weren't angels ourselves, but it wasn't a pleasant ultimate atmosphere. Australia took half 9-3. We were dominating. The Swedes came back in the second half to make it 9-6. I think the rest of the game followed serve and at time cap it was perhaps 14-11. Game to 16. So with some considered offence and angry defence we came through winning 16-12.
Germany seemed like a difficult opponent. They had beaten Sweden and had some quick athletes. Sacha plied us with some info on their plays and their players. We played on a field in the middle of an athletic track which was a great surface. There was little wind and we set about our task of dismantling their offence. Some errors on their part let us into the game and gave us a lead. Our offence connected from the beginning. Anthony Dowle stood out in this game reeling in what the Germans later described as god-like catches. Hafl we were up 9-3. The second half was also good and our long game was effective. The dingoes with a second victory for the day 17-8.