20 Apr 2013

Black Sticks' chances of another final plagued by deluge

5:58 pm on 20 April 2013

The weather bomb that struck Tauranga on Saturday's playing havoc with the New Zealand women's hockey team's chances of back-to-back Four Nations tournament victories.

Play in their final pool match with South Korea was suspended late in the first half by torrential rain, with the Koreans leading 1-0, and the teams went back to their hotels.

The teams are set to resume at around 6.30pm, Tauranga's wild weather permitting.

If the tourists win - or if the match can't be played and it ends with the current scoreline - Korea will make Sunday's gold medal match against Argentina, instead of the Black Sticks.

In the day's earlier test, the USA continued their improvement with a late 1-1 draw with Argentina.