Australia 3 defeated Malaysia 0
AUS – Rob Hammond FG 22m, Luke Doerner PC 39m, Travis Brooks FG 70m

The Kookaburras off their Commonwealth Games preparations with a 3-0 win over Malaysia in Perth last night, however, national coach Barry Dancer will be looking for more improvement in the second game on Thursday.

After meeting last Thursday for a training camp, where the team worked on sharpening their skills and team structures, Dancer was dissappointed with last night's game.

"It was a lacklustre performance. There was a little bit of rustiness, which was about mental application as well as the skills," he said.

"We had too many turnovers in our possession game that prevented us having sustained control of the match."

The Kookaburras opened the scoring at the 22nd minute mark through some great work by Rob Hammond who ran the ball through the midfield, passed off to Michael McCann, then received the ball back and slotted it through for the only score in the first half.

Four minutes after half time, a Kookaburras penalty corner play resulted in a second Australian goal through a Luke Doerner flick, while the third goal was scored in the last minute of the game when Travis Brooks got the last touch on a ball as it went through for Australia's third and final goal.

While disappointed with the quality of the win, Dancer will be happier for the run, with the team not having played since the Spanish series in February. He will be looking for some real improvement on Thursday though when the two teams play again.

"We have got a fair way to go yet. It certainly was not a level that we would want."

"It shows us we have got a fair bit of work to do in the next week and a half."

After Thursday's game the Kookaburras will head to Melbourne on Friday night where preparations will hit full swing for the Commonwealth Games gold defence and their first match against Scotland on 17 March.