|August 13th, 2008|
|M07||Pool B||8:30am||RSA - AUS||0 - 10 (0 - 5)||Final|
> Australia are unbeaten in Olympic encounters with South Africa, having won 3-2 in Athens 2004 and having drawn 1-1 in 1996.
> Defending Champion Australia aim for back-to-back Olympic gold medals. The last nation to achieve this was the Netherlands in 1996 and 2000.
> Australia are the top scoring team after matchday 1 with six goals.
>Australia are yet to score a penalty corner goal. So far they have failed to convert two penalty corners awarded.
> Australia are the only team that have yet to see a penalty corner been awarded against them.
> South Africa have been awarded two penalty corners in their match against the Netherlands, but failed to convert them.
> After the first day of men's competition Desmond Abbott (AUS) and Hayden Shaw (NZL) are tied on top of the goal scoring table with three goals each.