Playing at the MCG on Saturday, New Zealand have won the 2005 Australian Football International Cup, beating a strong Papua New Guinea team for the first time ever to bring home an eighteen point win and the trophy.
The New Zealand Falcons beat the USA to earn their place in the final -- PNG beat Ireland to get there -- and the Falcons led for every quarter in a low-scoring game. The win leaves them unbeaten in the tournament, and makes amends for being beaten by Ireland in the semifinals three years ago. The win was capped off with the announcement that five New Zealand players were included in the 2005 Australian Football International Cup All Stars Team.
Well done guys. I wish I'd been there to cheer you on.
[UPDATE: The full game report can be found here.]