The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017
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32 SPORT TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 TOP END TESTS DARWIN will again play host to international hockey matches when Australia and Pakistan go head to head in a four-Test series next month. The Kookaburras are the worlds No. 1 ranked mens side with captain Mark Knowles approaching 300 appearances in green and gold colours and Territorian Jeremy Hayward (69 caps and 24 goals) a driving force in the side. Pakistan are ranked 14 in the world, a long way off their glory years when they often battled with India for the No.1 ranking. But Hockey NT executive officer Ian Harkness said the Test series, starting on March 28 and concluding on April 1 at Marrara Hockey Centre, would provide plenty of spectacular action. I expect well see all of the big names like Knowles, Hay ward and Trent Mitton (40 goals in 102 appearances for Australia) up here, Harkness said. A lot of the players would have just finished playing in the Hockey India League and will be making their way back home, so they should be here. Darwin hosted the Hockeyroos last year in the first of a three-year deal with the NT Government aimed at bringing international hockey to the Top End. The March 28 series opener will be a day game, with organ isers hoping to fill the Marrara Stadium with schoolchildren. The March 29 and 31 matches will be night games, before a twilight game on April 1. Three curtainraiser matches involving the NT and Western Australian under-18 sides have been scheduled for the last three matches. CONTINUED PAGE 30 Kookaburras and Pakistan to lock horns in DarwinGREY MORRIS FLYING HIGH Darwins Stevie-Lee Thompson was among a six-strong NT contingent that helped the Crows to a tough win over Fremantle on Sunday. INSET: Thompson gets the ball away against the Bulldogs in round two Main picture: IVAN RACHMAN Territorys Crows making a name for themselves >> P28 Email: email@example.comOnline: ntnews.com.au/sport Sport: (08) 8944 9920 Sport PUNTERS PRAISE FOR SMITH >> P30 NTS KELLY IN SOUTHS HOT SEAT >> P27 INSIDE YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $50,000 SIGN UP NOW AT supercoach.ntnews.com.auSUPERCOACH IS BACK!
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