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Commonwealth Games Hockey 2022: Eddie Ockenden to lead Australia into fourth Games

Eddie Ockenden will lead Australia into his fourth Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as the Kookaburras attempt to continue their monopoly on the men’s event.

Australia have won every Commonwealth title since the sport was introduced in 1998.

Ten of the Kookaburras selected have tasted Commonwealth Games gold, headlined by Ockenden, who has 387 international appearances.

The 35-year-old Tasmanian’s inclusion puts him in rare company, joining Mark Knowles as only the second Australian hockey player to compete at four Commonwealth Games.

“The Commonwealth Games hold a special place for me and I have some fantastic memories from them,” Ockenden said.

“To be selected for my fourth Commonwealth Games is an honour.

“I love playing hockey for the Kookaburras and I love representing Australia, so we will be doing everything we can to continue our proud history of success at the Games.”

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