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Aussies sweep Kiwis after emphatic performances at Trans Tasman Regatta

Australia has completed a clean sweep of racing on day two of the U21 Trans Tasman Regatta at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand, taking out eight races to establish a handy lead over the Kiwi hosts.

The Australian team saluted in the heats and finals of the Quad Scull and Men’s and Women’s Four  as racing returned to traditional side-by-side competition after day one featured a 5km endurance test.

Every race attracted points so there was a premium on every result. A strong morning session laid the foundation and Australia went on with the job in the afternoon. The Kiwi crews stepped up strongly, testing the Australians, but the green and gold crews responded to the challenge in fine style.

Unfortunately, with an injury in the New Zealand camp, the Mixed Double of team reserves Zoe Bond and Winston Hooper were not able to race against their counterparts. However, they were put through their paces competing against the Women’s Four.

The regatta concludes on Saturday with the Eights as Australia refocuses and closes in on retaining the Rusty Robertson Trophy for another year.