Kookaburras coach has named an experienced squad as Australia’s men’s hockey team attempts to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games
A clinical final 30 minutes saw the Kookaburras overcome a tight opening half to run out 5-0 winners over Pakistan in their final match at the Hobart International Challenge.
The Kookaburras have done the double over Kiwi rivals the New Zealand Black Sticks following up Tuesday’s 3-0 win with a 5-2 victory in front of a packed Tasmanian Hockey Centre.
The Trans-Tasman clash at the men’s Hobart International Challenge had the Kookaburras finish atop of the New Zealand Black Sticks 3-0 in their third test match of the challenge.
The Kookaburras took to the field in their opening match of the men’s Hobart International Challenge against Pakistan on Saturday afternoon, defeating their opponents 6-0
Olympian Russell Ford has announced his retirement from international hockey after 158 appearances for the Kookaburras in a decade-long career.
Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand will put aside their traditional on-field rivalry to work together to launch a new annual contest for all four national teams.