New Zealand hockey on a high

November 24, 2016

New Zealand hockey is on a high after both the men’s and women’s team secured rare victories over Australia.

In their latest games the Men’s Black Sticks had a 2-1 victory while the women’s side won 3-2.

For the men’s team it is the first time they have beaten Australia, in New Zealand, since 1967.

The Kookaburras won the first two Tests 4-2 and 2-1 to secure the series, but the new look New Zealand men’s side played well against the world number one side and scored a goal in each half to seal the result.

The Black Sticks Women made it a winning night for New Zealand following up with a 3-2 result over the Hockeyroos.

Striker Kirsten Pearce, Samantha Harrison and Olivia Merry all scored for the Women’s Black Sticks.

This was the first time a series like this had been played and Hockey Australia are set to host the Trans-Tasman Trophy in Canberra next year.

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