Top marks for field strategy
MARK Knowles does not have to think too hard, or too long, to recall his international goal-scoring feats, but he hopes he still has a few more tricks in his bag.
In 60 Tests for his country he had, up until Wednesday, only scored twice.
But he marked Australia's 5-2 win against New Zealand with a special piece of magic which played a crucial part in lifting the Kookaburras to victory and a spot against Malaysia in today's semi-final.
Following a scoreless first half, Knowles set the game alight with a brilliant individual goal six minutes after the resumption.
Receiving a pass from fullback Aaron Hopkins, Knowles sliced through the Kiwi defence with a powerful run before rocketing the ball past the bewildered Kiwi goalkeeper into the roof of the net.
"I remember one and two easy, but number three probably rates a bit better.
"My first was against Great Britain before the Olympics and you always remember your first,'' Knowles said.
"But today's was a good one and I'd like to do it again in the big games at the weekend.