Hockey: Black Sticks to face Netherlands first at Champions Trophy

Charlotte Harrison opened the scoring for the Black Sticks.
Charlotte Harrison opened the scoring for the Black Sticks.

New Zealand have drawn world No 1 the Netherlands in their opening game at the women's Champions Trophy hockey tournament in London in June.

Seven days later, the fourth-ranked Black Sticks will have a rematch of the World League final last December against defending champions Argentina.

In between, they have games against world No 3 Australia, No 6 Britain and the seventh-ranked United States.

The six-team tournament shapes as the ideal leadup to the Black Sticks' Rio Olympic campaign in August.

The tournament runs from June 19-27 (NZT).

- NZ Herald

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