The Black Sticks have been beaten in their trans-Tasman series by Australia’s Hockeyroos.
The women’s Black Sticks suffered a heart breaking 2-1 loss to Australia in the final game in Auckland on Sunday.
The victory ensured the Australians won the four-game trans-Tasman series 2-1.
Both teams suffered the loss of key players due to Covid-19. This meant both teams fielded younger players at times.
The loss also means the New Zealanders have not beaten the Aussies in 14 attempts since September 2019.