22 Jul 2010

Black Sticks up in Hockey rankings

6:23 am on 22 July 2010

The New Zealand women's hockey team has climbed two places to number 7 in the latest world rankings.

The Black Sticks finished 5th at the just completed Champions Trophy in England.

The Netherlands stay number one in the rankings despite losing to number 2 Argentina in the Champions Trophy final.

The New Zealand men, who are also ranked 7th, start their Champions Trophy next week.