25 Jul 2012

Black Sticks coach denies spying

11:56 am on 25 July 2012

The coach of the New Zealand women's hockey team has denied allegations that the team's been spying on their Australian opponents in the build-up to the London Olympics.

Some media reports have alleged the Black Sticks have been secretly filming Australia during their practise sessions.

The Black Sticks coach, Mark Hager, says the allegations aren't true, but it's a big boost to hear their competition is so worried.

New Zealand plays Australia in their first Olympic pool game at half-past-seven on Sunday evening.