Tuesday 24 October 2017 / 10:19 PM

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

It was a massive week for Huddersfield Town’s Australian star Aaron Mooy, who laid on the assist for his side’s goal in a 1-0 over Wolverhampton, which cinches their spot in the Championship play-offs.

Town will now fight for the third promotion spot into the Premier League, with Mooy also making the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year in his debut season playing in the UK.

Joining him in that team is Kiwi counterpart and current Championship Golden Boot leader, Chris Wood.

While Wood has plenty to celebrate on a personal note, including reportedly being pursued by Premier League side West Ham United, it’s not such good news for his Leeds United side who have dropped out of the play-off positions in slipping to seventh on the ladder.

Staying in the second tier and Mile Jedinak, Bailey Wright, Jackson Irvine and Massimo Luongo all played full matches for their respective sides.

Up in the Premier League, All Whites skipper Winston Reid returned from injury for West Ham as they played out a 0-0 stalemate with Everton.

In the Scottish Cup former Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory players Tom Rogic came off the bench in the 75th minute for Celtic as they won 2-0 over Rangers.

In Belgium, Socceroos shot-stopper Mathew Ryan continued his excellent form for Genk, keeping a clean sheet in their 6-0 win over Excel Mouscron.

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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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