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    The men's Black Sticks will be using next year's FIH hockey pro league as a precursor to the Tokyo Olympics after finding out their opponents in the pool stages

    The men's Black Sticks will be using next year's FIH hockey pro league as a precursor to the Tokyo Olympics after finding out their opponents in the pool stages


    Ninth ranked New Zealand have drawn world number one Australia, Olympic champions Argentina, 5th ranked India along with Spain and Japan in Pool A.

    Coach Darren Smith says they'll get to play Australia, Argentina, India and Spain during the pro league which will be helpful.

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