13 Dec 2010

NZ Barbarians win third straight Oceania hocket title

11:41 am on 13 December 2010

The New Zealand Barbarians secured their third straight Oceania Pacific Cup hockey crown on the weekend, beating host nation Fiji 4-2 in Saturdays final.

The match was a repeat of last years title decider after Fiji reversed their round-robin defeat by Australia Country.

There was some joy for Australia, however, after their women's team avenged last years grand final loss to New Zealand Maori with an emphatic 3-1 triumph.

The Aussie's clinched the bronze medal in the men's event with a 5-0 win over Papua New Guinea, while Fiji beat a Fiji Presidents XI 3-0 in the women's third place playoff.