11 Dec 2011

Black Sticks fall in playoff for third

5:25 pm on 11 December 2011

The Black Sticks men have been beaten 5-3 by the Netherlands in the bronze medal match at the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Albany. with the Dutch scoring two late goals to sink the home side.

It was the first time New Zealand had reached the final four at the world's top eight tournament.

Australia, searching for a record fourth consecutive title, face Spain in the gold medal match at 6:05pm.