The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, nicknamed as the Black Sticks Men are currently the world no. 9. They defeated Australia to win gold at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, making them the first non-Asian/European team to do so. They have also won silver at the 2002 and 2018 Commonwealth Games and bronze in the 2010 edition. They were the runners up at the 2012-13 World Hockey league, and have clinched the gold in the 2009 Champions Challenge, and silver in 2007.
They are yet to clinch the Oceania Cup while they have won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup twice in 2012 and 2015, going into the 2018 World Cup.
Head Coach: Darren Smith
Assistant Coach: Bryce Collins
Manager: Kevin Marr
|Cory Bennett||North Harbour||Defender|
|Richard Joyce||North Harbour||Goalkeeper|
|George Muir||North Harbour||Mid/Striker|
|Arun Panchia (VC)||Auckland||Defender/Mid|
|Blair Tarrant (C)||Southern||Defender|
Paul Ackerley, Scott Anderson, Jeff Archibald, Ryan Archibald, Phillip Burrows, Simon Child, Tony Ineson, Ramesh Patel, Hayden Shaw, Nick Wilson, Selwyn Maister, Barry Maister, Trevor Manning, Jamie Smith, Peter Daji