Hockey: Collective bargaining having no impact on Black Sticks

The Black Sticks talk over a break in the game. Photo / Getty Images
The Black Sticks talk over a break in the game. Photo / Getty Images

The women's Black Sticks insist the ongoing talks over hockey's collective bargaining agreement has had no impact on the side's preparations for this week's series against Argentina.

Hockey New Zealand and the players' association has been at loggerheads for the last couple of months, delaying the announcing of the national squads for 2016.

Veteran midfielder Kayla Whitelock says the agreement will be sorted soon.

She says she would just like to get it tidied up as soon as possible so they can focus forward for Rio.

New Zealand's first match against Argentina is in Mar del Plata at 11am.

- Radio Sport

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