31 Oct 2013

Sport: Samoa and PNG men outclassed in Oceania Cup hockey debut

11:27 am on 31 October 2013

Samoa and Papua New Guinea were handed a big reality check on the first day of the Oceania Cup hockey tournament in Stratford.

The Samoa men's team were embarrassed 32-0 by Australia, with PNG letting in 18 unanswered goals against the hosts New Zealand.

It was a tamer affair in the women's competition, with PNG holding off Samoa 2-1 in an all-Pacific affair.

The Samoa women play Australia first-up on Thursday with PNG to take on New Zealand.

And after an opening day to forget the PNG and Samoa men's teams will go head to head in the afternoon.