Thursday, February 22, 2024

Men's Hockey

Australia men demolish India to win seventh Commonwealth Games hockey gold in a row

Birmingham -- Australia cantered to their seventh successive Commonwealth Games men’s title with a ruthless display to beat India 7-0. Five goals in 18 spellbinding minutes from Colin Batch’s side underpinned their world No 1 status. Victory also saw them...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: ‘Gutted’ Zach Wallace hails young England side

Birmingham -- A “gutted” Zach Wallace, England men’s captain, said his side fell short of the “complete performance” to beat world No 1 Australia as their search for a first ever Commonwealth Games final continued after a rampaging 3-2...

Australia land final blow as England edged out of Commonwealth hockey gold

Birmingham -- How to topple Australia’s stranglehold on Commonwealth gold? Play them at their own game. That was England’s ploy here. Except they went one step further as they played a brutish, physical hand against the perennial holders to...

‘Pakistan look at 1980s success, not realising that hockey has totally changed’

Birmingham -- Producing greatness in sports such as hockey and squash is yesteryear when it comes to Pakistan. The Khans in squash and the Pakistan hockey teams until the 1990s enriched sport and made headlines across the globe.  That, unfortunately,...

‘Dream big, anything’s achievable’: South Africa men reach Commonwealth hockey semi-finals

Birmingham -- “Every time we play is for something bigger than ourselves,” said Mustapha Cassiem, South Africa’s 20-year-old forward, brother of Dayaan and one of a cohort of counter-attacking green shirts after advancing to a first Commonwealth Games semi-final...

‘We’re getting closer’: Wales think positive after falling to India

Birmingham -- A third straight win at a Commonwealth Games over Wales saw India into the hockey semi-finals of the men’s event. For Wales, a classification to finish fifth. How they will want to finish here on a high. India’s...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England men set up Australia clash after red card brawl

Birmingham -- The Red Caribou lived up to their nickname on Thursday as England men set up a semi-final showdown with rivals Australia - unbeaten since 1998 in Commonwealth hockey - following an 11-2 win over Canada. It was...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Wales set for another day of destiny against India

Birmingham -- Wales will attempt to halt India’s charge to a fourth successive men’s semi-final at the Commonwealth Games by reaching the knock-outs for the first time in history. Wales have never reached the semi-finals after four previous Games, or...

England Hockey bids to host 2026 men’s World Cup final at Tottenham Hotspur stadium

England and Wales Hockey have put in a "compelling" bid to host the men's 2026 Hockey World Cup, which includes using three top rugby club stadia and staging the finals at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. As bids go to host World...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: I love being creative, says Hugo Inglis

Birmingham -- Hugo Inglis knows all about 5-5 games. At London 2012, the stalwart Black Stick was involved in a game where New Zealand were leading 5-2 before Germany scored two late goals to salvage a draw in the...
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Black Sticks star on international hockey, World Cups and formats

New Zealand international and Holcombe star Hayden Phillips on World Cup one year on from 2023 showcase We had discussions...
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