24 Jun 2012

Black Sticks outclassed by Australia again

7:13 am on 24 June 2012

The world champions Australia have inflicted another heavy loss on the New Zealand men's hockey team winnnig 5-1 in the seocond test in Cairns last night.

Australia won the first test 6-1.

Black Sticks coach Shane McLeod says while his side was better performed than in the first test, they struggled mentally and physically to keep up with the hosts.

Australia led 2-1 at halftime.