6 Dec 2009

Kookaburras defend Champs Trophy title

6:46 pm on 6 December 2009

Australia has secured back-to-back Champions Trophy men's hockey titles with a 5-3 win over Germany in the final in Melbourne.

A second-half fightback saw the Kookaburras come from 3-1 behind the world and Olympic champions with three goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half then extended their lead with three minutes remaining.

South Korea took the bronze medal, beating the Netherlands 4-2 in the third place play-off.

Spain beat England 5-2 to secure fifth place.