THE Australia Country men's and women's hockey sides are confident of winning the Oceania Pacific Cup today despite being victims of an unknown infection during the week.
Members of both sides had to spend Thursday night in the Suva Private Hospital as they were experiencing stomach ache and vomiting.
Team manager Brian Wild told Times Sport swift action from the staff at the hospital brought the matter under control.
He said the staff at the hospital ran some tests but were not able to determine the exact reason or cause of the infection.
"A few players were suffering from an unknown infection but thanks to the wonderful people at the Suva Private Hospital, they are OK now," Wild said.
"The players have recovered pretty well but we still haven't found out the reason or the cause of the infection."
He said the victims of the infection sat out training yesterday as they prepare to face Fiji in the final of both categories today.
"We had a full training session today (yesterday) but the ones who were infected sat out but will be able to play tomorrow (today).
"Fiji beat us in round robin games but we are confident of retaining our titles tomorrow (today)," Wild said.
The women's final will be played at 1pm while the men's final will start at 3pm.