2008 Oceania Handball Championship


The 2008 Oceania Handball Championship was the sixth edition of the Oceania Handball Nations Cup, which took place in Wellington, New Zealand from 7 to 10 April 2008. Entered nations were Australia, Cook Islands, New Caledonia and New Zealand.[1] Although New Caledonia won the tournament, they are ineligible to go to the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship as they are a French colony. Australia won the right to represent Oceania by coming second.[2]

2008 Oceania Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
Dates7–10 April
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions New Caledonia (1st title)
Runner-up Australia
Third place Cook Islands
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches6
Goals scored286 (47.67 per match)
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Table


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 New Caledonia 3 3 0 0 103 35 +68 6
 Australia 3 2 0 1 85 48 +37 4
 Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 50 98 48 2
 New Zealand (H) 3 0 0 3 48 105 57 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host

Results


All times are local (UTC+12).

7 April 2008 Australia  15–20  New Caledonia TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
(7–10)
7 April 2008 Cook Islands  27–23  New Zealand TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
(11–9)

8 April 2008 Cook Islands  11–32  Australia TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
(6–15)
8 April 2008 New Zealand  8–40  New Caledonia TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
(5–21)

10 April 2008 Cook Islands  12–43  New Caledonia TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
(9–20)
10 April 2008 New Zealand  17–38  Australia TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
(8–23)

References


  1. "Men Handball Oceania 2008 Welington (NZL) 07-10.04 – Winner Australia". Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. http://teamhandballnews.com/2008/04/australia-on-target-to-win-oceania-championship/ AUSTRALIA ON TARGET TO WIN OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIP. Team Handball News by John Ryan. 8 April 2008