Vol­ley­roos eye­ing Rio

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE Aus­tralia men’s vol­ley­ball team have se­cured a thrilling five- set win against Ser­bia in Mel­bourne, en­sur­ing they re­main in the pres­ti­gious World League group one. It will pro­vide the Vol­ley­roos with in­valu­able match prac­tice as they eye the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Aus­tralia went into the match against Ser­bia on Sun­day know­ing Rus­sia had over­taken them on the World League ta­ble, with the bot­tom team to be rel­e­gated. The Vol­ley­roos took the open­ing set 2522, but then Ser­bia fought back to take the sec­ond 25- 22. Aus­tralia fell apart in the third set, be­fore they re­cov­ered to win 3- 2 ( 25- 22, 22- 25, 13- 25, 25- 21, 15- 12).

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