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Kookaburras fight for WC berths

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

PERTH - World Cup spots will be up for grabs when the Australian men's hockey team takes on New Zealand in a two-Test series in Perth, starting today.

Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth will use the majority of his 30-man squad across the two Tests in order to decide the make-up of his World Cup team.

Although five-time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer is still recovering from a hamstring injury, the Kookaburras will be boosted by the return of Matthew Swann, Joel Carroll, Kieran Govers and Simon Orchard against the Kiwis. This year is shaping as a big one for the Kookaburras, who are aiming to win the World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy treble.

The Kookaburras won the last World Cup in 2010, and Charlesworth says the series against NZ will give a host of fringe players the chance to impress before he names his final squad later this month.

"This is a chance for a whole range of people to prove their fitness and show their form," Charlesworth said.





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