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).