2020 Trans Tasman Test Series: Australia gain overall ascendency

by Domenic Favata

Heading into the final day of competition, the BCiB Australian Jackaroos have given themselves the best possible chance at continuing their recent Trans Tasman dominance, with a clean sweep of the tests on Day 2 at Musgrave Hill, Gold Coast.

After sharing the first tests with New Zealand, Australia gained the upper hand in both second tests in what were extremely blustery conditions at ‘Windy Hill’.

The Australian Men produced a decisive victory (+2 wins, +26 shots) over their Kiwi counterparts, while they were made to scrap in the Women’s field, edging out a narrow win by just nine shots (equal wins).

Having not lost a Trans Tasman Test Series since 2017, the Jackaroos will be brimming with confidence heading into the final day at Broadbeach knowing current results and recent history is on their side.

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Overall Standings:

Test 2
Wednesday, February 5, Musgrave Hill

Test 1 
Tuesday, February 4, Club Helensvale


2020 Trans Tasman Test Series
February 4-6, 2020
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Broadbeach, Helensvale & Musgrave Hill

Australian Open Team 

(Test 2 team changes in red)

Women:

Singles: Kelsey Cottrell
Pairs: Lynsey Clarke, Rebecca Van Asch (Lynsey Clarke, Kelsey Cottrell)
Triples: Ellen Ryan, Kelsey Cottrell, Natasha Scott (Ellen Ryan, Natasha Scott Rebecca Van Asch)
Fours: Ellen Ryan, Lynsey Clarke, Rebecca Van Asch, Natasha Scott

Men:

Singles: Aaron Wilson
Pairs: Corey Wedlock, Aaron Wilson
Triples: Wayne Ruediger, Aaron Teys, Aron Sherriff
Fours: Wayne Ruediger, Corey Wedlock, Aaron Teys, Aron Sherriff (Wayne Ruediger, Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock and Aron Sherriff)

New Zealand Open Team

Women:

Singles: Jo Edwards
Pairs: Selina Goddard, Jo Edwards
Triples: Wendy Jensen, Val Smith, Katelyn Inch
Fours: Wendy Jensen, Selina Goddard, Val Smith, Katelyn Inch

Men:

Singles: Shannon McIlroy
Pairs: Shannon McIlory, Gary Lawson
Triples: Chris Le Lievre, Mike Kernaghan, Ali Forsyth
Fours: Chris Le Lievre, Mike Kernaghan, Gary Lawson, Ali Forsyth

Note: Andrew Kelly replaced by Chris Le Lievre (January 29, 2020)

Schedule:

Bowls Australia will be live-streaming selected matches across all three days of competition.