Six Black Sticks Men in race to get well before first game

The Black Sticks Men are in Malaysia getting ready to play their first game of the Azlan Shah Tournament, but luck hasn’t gone their way with Blair Hilton rushed into hospital overnight with appendicitis and this afternoon six team members have been recovering from gastro symptoms.

Players unwell include Simon Child, Arun Panchia, Stephen Jenness, Andy Hayward, Phil Burrows and Hugo Inglis. Black Sticks Men’s coach Shane McLeod says that getting the side back to full health is the team’s number one priority.  Continue reading →