FIVB World Tour, Sydney Friday

Day one, FIVB World Tour, Sydney, Friday.

14:56pm: We'll be back from 8am Sydney time tomorrow

14:40pm: Chatting with the Rohkamper's on our live stream next!

14:38pm: Great result for the Rohkamper sisters, beating England's Palmer/Grimson 21-13, 21-14. And now the sun's come out!

14:17pm: The Rohkamper sisters loving playing World Tour on their home beach! They take the first set 21-13 over England's Palmer/Grimson

14:10pm: Last game of the day, and it's Manly's Rohkamper sisters taking on England's Palmer/Grimson

13:52pm: The Australian team of Bartoli/Jenkins get the job done! 21-18, 21-18 over Canada's Davis/Cockrell. A good solid win for the Australians. We'll be chatting to the Australians on our livestream shortly

13:34pm: The Australian combination of Jenkins/Bartoli take first set 21-18 over Canada. The Australians were very disappointed with their result in Shepparton, so are keen too make amends here at Manly

13:15pm: The next game is between Australia's Jenkins/Bartoli against Canada's Davis/Cockrell

13:13pm: If you're watching our livestream we'll be interviewing the victorious German team shortly. The site is

13:11pm: Next game Australia v Canada!


13:08pm: Possibly the game of the day so far see's Germany's Kortzinger/Seyfferth win 2-0 (21-19, 23-21). Japan led the second set 19-16 and had a set point at 20-19, but the German played some great volleyball!

12:42pm: Consecutive sneaky drop shots from Germany's Sandra Seyfferth gives her team a 21-19 first set win over japan's Suzuki/Ishii. A very entertaining opening set

12:16pm: Game six coming up next - Germany's Kortzinger/Seyfferth against another Japanese team, Suzuki/Ishii

12:11pm: USA's Pavlik/Dowdy too strong for Japan's Take/Wada 21-17, 21-17. Very impressive display from the Americans

11:50am: USA's Pavlik/Dowdy get the job done in the opening set 21-17 over Japan's Take/Wada

11:25am: Next match will see Japan take on USA

11:11am: Solid win for Japan 2-0 21-12, 21-16 over Australia. Scoreline doesn't reflect the match, but the Japanese were very good

10:51am: Japan take the first set 21-12, but it was harder than it sounds! They did lead 20-5, so the Australians fought back well.

10:38am: Game four sees Japan's Mizoe and Hashimoto taking on Australia's Kendall and Mowen. The Japanese have started strongly, leading 9-1

10:23am: That was impressive! New Zealand's Tilley and Bain with a 21-12, 21-13 win over Australia's Ingram and Link. 

10:05am: Wow New Zealand very impressive in the opening set, take the points 21-12 over Australia as the wind picks up a little but the rain stays away..

9:48am: game three is Australia's Ingram/Link v NZ's Tilley/Bain

9:38am: Scotland take the match 2-1! After a nervous first set, Beattie/Coutts got their game together to take the second 21-16, and then the third 15-9! Impressive performance from the Scots!

9:26am: Scotland level the match at 1-all!! They take the second 21-16 and are looking great! Interesting fun fact - Lynne Beattie was captain of the GB Indoor team at the London Olympics!

908am: Heartbreak for Scotland! They led the opening set 20-18, but Weiler served Australia to the next four points to take the opener 22-20. And the rain is starting to fall..

The next game on centre court will see Scotland's Beattie/Coutts take on Australia's Battaglene/Weiler. How fantastic to have Scotland down in Manly at a World Tour event! Could this team be back in Australia on the Gold Coast at next year's Commonwealth Games?

845am: The good news is the forecast terrible weather is holding off! It's overcast, but no wind and no rain - yet!

840am: Game one is over, with a 2-0 win for Australia's del Solar/Ngauamo over New Zealand's Quigley/Lindsay Brown. The New Zealanders held set point 20-19 in the second, but made a setting error, allowing Australia to take advantage.