Australia Lift the Argentine Club Cup


Australia’s preparation for this Sunday’s Cartier International against England looked on track after they beat Hurlingham 9-7 to lift the Argentine Club Cup at the Beaufort Polo Club last Saturday (19th July).

With the score tied at 4 goals each at half time, it was Australia who came out hungry after the break with a flurry of goals. A penalty by Glen Gilmore and field goals from Ruki Baillieu and Damian Johnson took the score to 8-4 in just 4 minutes, before Tomas Lalor sneaked one back for Hurlingham.

Despite every effort and a remarkable individual goal from Mark Tomlinson in the final chukka, Hurlingham couldn’t cut Australia’s lead. All eyes now turn to the Cartier International when England will be looking to reverse the result of 2005 when they were beaten 8-7 in an extra chukka.

Mark Tomlinson who has been playing for Sir Charles Williams Apes Hill Club Barbados team this summer will make his 4th Cartier International appearance this Sunday, “England against Australia is one of the greatest rivalries in any sport. Both nations always raise their game when they play each other and this Sunday will be no different. They showed today what a good team they are, but we are confident we can beat them.”

Now in its tenth year, the Argentine Club Cup is designed not only to stretch the best players in England to attain standards higher than normally reached in this country, but also to provide an opportunity for English players to compete at a higher level than English high-goal polo played at 22 goals.