Penrith and East Coast Orcas add to Invitational Challenge

Australian Oztag would like to say a big thank you to all the teams that participated in Sunday’s Invitational Challenge but would like to give a special mention to Penrith (Mixed Seniors) and East Coast Orcas (Men’s 16s).

We’d like to thank both representative teams that stepped up to the plate to commit to the tournament and provide a solid hit out for the International teams.

The East Coast Orcas ensured that the Men’s 16s division had a four team pool so teams didn’t require byes throughout the event.

The Orcas performed admirably throughout the tournament and qualified for the final due to a win over Lebanon and a draw with the Pacific Islands. The final against Australia was a classic contest which went into 10 minutes of extra time, with Australia winning after three rights of reply. It was a fantastic game and a terrific effort by both teams. The Orcas should walk away with their heads held high and be very proud of their performances.

Penrith competed in the Mixed Seniors division and needed a win in their last game to take home the title. They went down 1-3 to the Pacific Islands but managed a 6-3 defeat of Australia.

Australian Oztag thanks you both for accepting your invitation to the 2019 Invitational Challenge, two weeks out from the tournament.