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Unbeaten teams look to book spots in medal rounds

GOLD COAST – A handful of unbeaten teams will look to maintain their perfect records on day four at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre on Sunday 8 April.

England‘s women will open the day’s proceedings against India, with a win all but guaranteeing the world’s No.2 side a spot in the medal rounds.

Susannah TOWNSEND (ENG) has been one of the stand-out players of GC2018 so far, with her mix of speed, skill and strength making her one to watch out for.

The New Zealand women have cruised through their first two games of GC2018, accounting for Scotland 6-1 and Ghana 12-0. They take on Canada, who should provide a tougher test for the Black Sticks.

On the men’s side of the draw, a rampant England meet a Pakistan side that has taken a point from each of their two Pool B matches so far.

Pakistan captain Muhammad RIZWAN said his side is still learning as “there are lots of new guys, and we’ve only been with our coach for two-and-a-half-weeks.”

New Zealand will play South Africa in a must-win encounter for the 2017 Africa Cup champions.

South African coach Mark HOPKINS said his team needed to improve on their performance against Australia (4-0 defeat on Saturday 7 April) by “being better in key moments” against New Zealand.

In the evening session, India play Wales, and the hosts Australia lock horns with Scotland.

 

Australia open with win while Canada and Malaysia record first victories in Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games men’s hockey

  • Hosts start with impressive 4-0 win against South Africa
  • Malaysia and Canada bounce back from heavy opening defeats
  • Pakistan score in last second to draw with rivals India

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Gold medal favourites Australia hit the pitch, whilst the traditional rivalry of India and Pakistan resumes.

GOLD COAST – Australia‘s clash with South Africa and a traditional rivalry between the men of India and Pakistan will headline day three of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games hockey competition at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre. Continue reading Gold medal favourites Australia hit the pitch, whilst the traditional rivalry of India and Pakistan resumes.

India, New Zealand and England record wins on second day of women’s hockey at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

  • New Zealand defeat debutants Ghana 12-0
  • England make it two wins from two as they defeat Wales
  • India return to winning ways while Canada and Scotland draw

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KOOKABURRAS FORCED INTO LATE INJURY REPLACEMENT

Friday 6 April 2018 | The Kookaburras have received official approval of a late injury replacement with Blake Govers ruled out of the 18-player 2018 Commonwealth Games team due to a fractured finger. Continue reading KOOKABURRAS FORCED INTO LATE INJURY REPLACEMENT

Scotland stun South Africa as Wales hold Pakistan in first men’s hockey matches at Gold Coast 2018

  • Wales follow women’s success by drawing against hockey giants Pakistan
  • Scotland stun South Africa in high possession performance

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Wales, New Zealand, England and Australia earn opening day wins at Gold Coast 2018 women’s hockey

  • Wales stun India in opening game
  • Downpour of goals as New Zealand put six past Scotland
  • Reigning champions Australia delight home crowd with narrow win

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HOCKEY AUSTRALIA CONGRATULATES MARK KNOWLES ON FLAG BEARER HONOUR

Hockey Australia congratulates retiring Kookaburras captain and three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mark Knowles after he was named as the Australian Flag Bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Continue reading HOCKEY AUSTRALIA CONGRATULATES MARK KNOWLES ON FLAG BEARER HONOUR