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Black Sticks set for Six Nations in Valencia

Black Sticks set for Six Nations in Valencia

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The Black Sticks Men are set for their final tune up ahead of Rio at the Six Nations Tournament in Valencia

The Black Sticks Men are set for their final tune up ahead of the Rio Olympic Games at the Six Nations Tournament in Valencia, Spain from 27 June – 3 July.

New Zealand (ranked 8th in the world) go up against Germany (3rd), Argentina (6th), India (7th), hosts Spain (11th) and Ireland (12th).

The Men’s Olympic team of 16 players will compete at the tournament, while Nick Haig, Marcus Child and Richard Joyce will also play during the tour.

The Black Sticks open their Six Nations campaign against Spain on Tuesday 28 June at 6am (NZ time).

Hockey New Zealand have arranged for all Black Sticks games to be streamed LIVE through www.hockeynz.co.nz and www.blacksticks.co.nz

Prior to the tournament, the Black Sticks also play world number two Netherlands in a three test series on 21, 23 and 24 June in Groningen.

CLICK HERE for the full Six Nations match schedule (in Valencia time)

BLACK STICKS MEN
SIX NATIONS, VALENCIA

SHIRT #

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

AGE

CAPS

10

Ryan ARCHIBALD

Auckland

Midfielder

35

313

13

Marcus CHILD

Auckland

Striker

25

86

6

Simon CHILD

Auckland

Striker

28

260

1

James COUGHLAN

North Harbour

Midfielder

25

55

4

Nick HAIG

Canterbury

Defender

29

186

9

Blair HILTON

Capital

Striker

26

153

29

Hugo INGLIS

Southern

Striker

25

176

27

Stephen JENNESS

Capital

Striker

25

150

8

Richard JOYCE

North Harbour

Goalkeeper

23

2

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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