Kelly Krynauw (left) in possession for Zambia on day 2 of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup.
Kelly Krynauw (left) in possession for Zambia on day 2 of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup. Gerard Walsh

IT IS not just the World Cup games at Morgan Park this week

POLOCROSSE: The Barastoc Interstate Series action will hot up today with four games at IOR Morgan Park.

Round 3 games in the Adina Polocrosse World Cup are being split into two days.

Zimbabwe and the United States will play in the early game on Wednesday and it will be New Zealand and Ireland in the late game.

There will be five Barastoc games on Thursday starting at 1pm. The late start is due to Anzac Day.

In the most exciting part of the World Cup to date, South Africa will play the United Kingdom in the 6pm game on Thursday and then Zambia and Australia will meet in the 7.30pm game under lights.

South Africa and Australia have each won two World Cups and both the United Kingdom and Zambia have qualified for World Cup Championship finals over the years so the games on Thursday night should be high quality.

Australia and Zambia have both qualified for the semis in their pool but countries have plenty to play for as the winner of this game will play the second-placed team from the other pool in the semi-final, which could mean they avoid a clash against defending champions South Africa.

"We both will want to win on Thursday night so we play the second-placed teams in the other pool,” Zambia captain Damien Harris said.

"Australia are very strong on their own horses.”

Tickets are on sale at the gate.

Wednesday draw

8.30am: First of four Barastoc games on the day

9.30am Zimbabwe v United States

1.30pm: New Zealand v Ireland

3pm: Last Barastoc game for the day

Thursday draw

10.45am: Players at Anzac Day ceremony in Leslie Park

1pm: First of five Barastoc Games for the day

6pm South Africa v United Kingdom

7.30pm: Australia v Zambia