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22 May 2017

Men’s World League Semi Final, Johannesburg

Men’s World League Semi Final, Johannesburg

Author: Hockey NZ  /  Categories: Events  / 

Event date: 8/07/2017 - 23/07/2017 Export event

The Vantage Black Sticks Men are set to take on some of the world’s best hockey teams at the FIH World League Semi Final from 9-23 July in Johannesburg.

The Kiwis are joined in Pool A by reigning Hockey Champions Trophy, Hockey World League and Hockey World Cup champions Australia, Spain, Japan and France.

Pool B sees Rio 2016 silver medallists Belgium take on Rio bronze medallists Germany, reigning African champions South Africa, Ireland and Egypt.

Ten teams will take part in each Semi Final, with the other Men’s event being held in London.

The top teams from Johannesburg will qualify for two of hockey’s showpiece events – the 2017 Hockey World League Final and the 2018 Hockey World Cup (India).

Teams will also be awarded FIH Hero World Ranking points, which could prove crucial in relation to qualification for future events.

FIH World League Semi Final
Johannesburg (9-23 July)

POOL A

New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Japan, France

POOL B

Germany, Belgium, South Africa, Ireland, Egypt


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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS MEN
FIH World League Semi Final – Johannesburg, 9-23 July

SHIRT #

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

AGE

CAPS

3

David BRYDON

Canterbury

Defender

20

19

13

Marcus CHILD

Auckland

Midfielder

25

94

4

Nick HAIG

Canterbury

Defender

29

201

29

Hugo INGLIS

Southern

Striker

25

186

27

Stephen JENNESS

Capital

Striker

26

184

8

Richard JOYCE

North Harbour

Goalkeeper

24

21

12

Sam LANE

Canterbury

Striker

20

16

20

Devon MANCHESTER

Auckland

Goalkeeper

27

106

25

Shea McALEESE

Central

Defender

32

243

30

George MUIR

North Harbour

Midfielder

22

65

24

Arun PANCHIA

Auckland

Defender

27

218

14

Jared PANCHIA

Auckland

Striker

23

55

31

Hayden PHILLIPS

Central

Midfielder

19

23

7

Nick ROSS

Southern

Midfielder

26

54

21

Kane RUSSELL

Southern

Defender

24

97

11

Jacob SMITH

Capital

Striker

25

62

22

Blair TARRANT

Southern

Defender

26

162

17

Nic WOODS

Midlands

Defender

21

60

 

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