The Kookaburras have claimed the bronze medal at the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup with an emphatic 8-1 victory over England in Sunday’s third place match in Bhubaneswar, India.
Top-ranked Australia hit back after Saturday’s disappointing semi-final shootout defeat to the Netherlands with an impressive display where Tom Craig netted a hat-trick.
Craig scored twice while Blake Govers also netted as the Kookaburras raced to a 3-0 half-time lead, before scoring three goals inside five minutes early in the third period.
Jeremy Hayward netted two late drag flicks from penalty corners to complete the rout to provide some consolation for the Kookaburras after missing out on their World Cup three-peat.
Australia heads home from the World Cup with their fifth bronze medal, but their first since 1994, having lifted the trophy in both 2010 and 2014.
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