South Korea produced a strong team performance to beat Australia 63-25 to assure a place in the semi-finals. It was Republic of Korea’s fourth successive win and they secured the win without their star man Jang Kun Lee.
Cheol Gyu Shin scored 11 points and Dong Gyu Kim scored 10 points for Korea to lead his team to victory.
Korea are now top of Group A with 20 points from four games. Australia are now fifth in Group A and out of the semi-finals berth.
The Koreans began with a bang and scored three points with a super raid by Cheol Gyu Shin. Australia suffered an all out in the fourth minute to trail 2-10. Republic of Korea dominated the proceedings and led 16-4 after nine minutes as Cheol Gyu Shin scored five points, while Australia forced a super tackle in the 12th minute to trail 6-18.
Korea inflicted the second all out of the match in the 14th minute to lead 23-9. Dong Gyu Kim scored with a two-point raid in the 15th minute as Korea led 26-10. Thomas Sharp scored four raid points in the first half but Australia were no match for Republic of Korea. Dong Gyu Kim ended the first half with nine points as Republic of Korea led 30-14.
The Koreans began the second half in the same dominating manner and led 33-16. Campbell scored with a super raid in the 25th minute as Australia trailed 19-33. Republic of Korea forced a super tackle in the 26th minute to lead 35-19.
Korea led 42-21 after 21 minutes as Gyu Shin and Gyu Kim combined scored 16 points. Australia suffered another all out in the 34th minute as they trailed 23-47. The Koreans were in imperious form as they scored eight points in a row to lead 53-25 in 34th minute. Jae Cheol Lee scored with a super raid in the 39th minute as Republic of Korea led 58-25.
Republic of Korea didn’t put a foot wrong through out the match and were deserved winners. They wrapped up the match with an easy victory margin of 38 points as they won 63-25.