Aussie team denied men's gymnastics medal

Australia's men have failed to secure a medal in the Commonwealth Games team gymnastics event, finishing fifth as defending champions England claimed gold.

The Australians were placed at second overall behind Cyprus at the end of their rotations but could only watch as England, Canada and Scotland dwarfed their score in Thursday evening's final session.

It was another triumph for an England side led by dual Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock, who added to his long list of accolades with another exemplary performance.

The Australians will be left to lament some costly errors which allowed Cyprus, competing in the team gymnastics event for the first time, to claim top spot in their subdivision.

Local hope Michael Mercieca fell hard onto his back after losing grip on the horizontal bar, while a lack of cleanliness in the floor and vault routines also proved costly.

South Australian vault specialist Chris Remkes led the way for the team, scoring an outstanding 14.95 on his favoured apparatus.

The 147cm dynamo also impressed with a high-difficulty floor routine, although he was penalised for stepping outside the boundary.

Remkes' cool and collected vault performance was much-needed after the shaky start from his teammates.

"Obviously it's always nerve-racking, just being up there ready to go (in that situation)," Remkes told AAP.

"I just try and keep concentrating on what I have to do and don't let any distractions come in, just focus on myself.

"It's pretty electric out there so it was good to compete in front of a home crowd."

Queensland duo Michael Tone and Mercieca will represent Australia in Saturday's all-around finals, with Tone set to chase individual medals on the pommel horse and horizontal bar on Sunday.

Remkes will also compete on the pommel horse and is a solid medal chance in the vault finals.

Australia's women have their individual qualification and team finals on Friday.

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