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The New Zealand Men and Women take to the turf at the Rio Olympic Games from 6-19 August.

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The New Zealand Men and Women take to the turf at the Rio Olympic Games from 6-19 August.

Two pitches will host both events and for the first time in an Olympic hockey competition, quarter-finals will be played with the top four teams from each pool qualifying for the knock-out stages.

The winners of the quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-finals which will determine who will play in the gold and bronze medal matches, which are scheduled for Friday 19th August.

New Zealand hockey teams have won several Commonwealth Games medals dating back to Kuala Lumpur 1998 right through to Glasgow 2014. The Olympic hockey highlight for New Zealand came at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 when the men’s hockey team triumphed over Australia to claim the gold medal.

The New Zealand Men are in action on the opening day of competition against trans-Tasman rivals Australia at 4:30am on Sunday 7th August (NZ time) before the Women open their campaign against Korea at 1:00am the following Monday morning.


All New Zealand games will be covered LIVE and replayed on SKY Sport!



NEW ZEALAND WOMEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM

SHIRT #

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

AGE

CAPS

13

Sam CHARLTON

Midlands

Defender

24

171

17

Sophie COCKS

Canterbury

Striker

21

107

22

Gemma FLYNN

Midlands

Midfielder

26

238

23

Charlotte HARRISON

Auckland

Striker

26

214

26

Pippa HAYWARD

Canterbury

Defender

26

109

24

Rose KEDDELL

Midlands

Defender

22

128

32

Anita McLAREN

Capital

Midfielder

28

239

4

Olivia MERRY

Canterbury

Striker

24

132

31

Stacey MICHELSEN

Northland

Defender

25

208

9

Brooke NEAL

Northland

Defender

23

88

18

Kirsten PEARCE

North Harbour

Striker

25

53

8

Sally RUTHERFORD

Midlands

Goalkeeper

35

118

25

Kelsey SMITH

Capital

Striker

21

20

16

Liz THOMPSON

Auckland

Defender

21

114

6

Petrea WEBSTER

North Harbour

Striker

28

144

1

Kayla WHITELOCK (c)

Central

Midfielder

30

247


NEW ZEALAND MEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM

SHIRT #

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

AGE

CAPS

10

Ryan ARCHIBALD

Auckland

Midfielder

35

313

6

Simon CHILD (c)

Auckland

Striker

28

260

1

James COUGHLAN

North Harbour

Midfielder

25

55

9

Blair HILTON

Capital

Striker

26

153

29

Hugo INGLIS

Southern

Striker

25

176

27

Stephen JENNESS

Capital

Striker

25

150

20

Devon MANCHESTER

Auckland

Goalkeeper

26

81

25

Shea McALEESE

Central

Defender

31

225

23

Shay NEAL

Northland

Striker

25

73

24

Arun PANCHIA

Auckland

Midfielder

26

187

31

Hayden PHILLIPS

Central

Midfielder

18

11

21

Kane RUSSELL

Southern

Defender

23

73

12

Bradley SHAW

Canterbury

Defender

33

179

22

Blair TARRANT

Southern

Defender

26

148

32

Nick WILSON

Central

Striker

25

156

17

Nic WOODS

Midlands

Defender

20

47

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