Sunday 24 September 2017 / 05:07 AM

DOWN UNDER REPORT: FOOTBALL

Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.

Football

While most of the major European competitions took a break for the international break, there were still a handful of men from Down Under who took the field.

Perth-born Ryan Williams was the pick of the bunch, playing just under an hour for Rotherham and setting up his side’s goal in a 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

In the Scottish League Cup, Scott McDonald was on the bench but didn’t see game time for Dundee United, while Lyndon Dykes played all 90 for Queen of the South as they thrashed Berwick Rangers 5-0.

There were some late transfer moves involving Aussies as well. Socceroos playmaker Jackson Irvine leaves Burton Albion to link up with Hull City on a three-year deal, with an option for a further season.

The 24-year-old’s transfer fee is thought to be in the proximity of $3.25 million (AUD).

Meanwhile keeper Adam Federici joining Nottingham Forest on loan until January, having found himself as the third choice option at Premier League club Bournemouth.

Aaron Mooy missed Australia’s first match against Japan in Saitama through illness, but his stunning strike against Newcastle United has been nominated for Goal of the Month.

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Corey Rosser

One of CBS’s newest contributors, Te Aroha product Corey is the New Zealand correspondent for NRL.com, the editor for the excellent new site Kiwi League Central, and a guru of the local Auckland rugby league scene.

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