A tough first half put an end to Tasmania's hopes of winning its first ever Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools representative match in Victoria.
Meeting Associated Public Schools of Victoria's second-string side in atrocious conditions at Wesley College, Tasmania were kept goalless in the opening half while the home side piled on nine goals.
Co-captained by North Launceston's James Curran and North Hobart's Tom Reeves, the visitors held their own in the second half but couldn't stop APSV winning 12.11.83 to 2.12.24.
APSV also won the carnival's main event, overcoming the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria 10.5 (65) to 5.2 (32).
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Tasmania had better luck in the under-12 School Sport Australia national championships, beating New South Wales in the fifth-place playoff in Western Australia.
Having won their previous two bottom-four finals games, Tasmania proved good kicking is good football by winning 7.5 (47) to 1.10 (16).
The win saw Jamie Hayward's boys finish the tournament with a 5-5 win-loss ledger.
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