Black Sticks lose final test against Australia

The Black Sticks Men have gone down 4-1 against Australia in the third and final test in Cairns tonight.

Coach Shane McLeod said his side has improved with each game played in this series, but there is still a lot of work to do over the next month as they build to the London Olympics.

“Australia is a team that test your game and are an extremely challenging side to play against, that’s why we are here. If you go off your game for just a few minutes they will punish you and score goals,” says McLeod.

“I thought both sides were relatively even and competitive in the first spell. But in the second half, we lapsed concentration and ended up on the back foot, there was a lot of turnover from both sides, but we were the worst offenders.” Continue reading →