The South African Hockey Association has announced the SA Men’s side that will take part in the FIH Hockey Series Final in Bhubaneswar from the 6-15 June 2019.
The tournament will be the first under the stewardship of Garreth Ewing with the goal of trying to finish in the top 2 to qualify for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers.
South Africa will be in Pool B alongside USA, Mexico and Japan. With India, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan competing in Pool A.
The top team from each pool progresses to the Semi-Finals directly while the teams in 2nd and 3rd play a crossover Quarter Final.
Siya Nolutshungu returns to the line-up alongside Ryan Julius, Alex Stewart and Matt de Sousa.
Matt Brown, who is lethal at penalty corner time, will get the opportunity to earn his first cap for his country.
South African Men’s Hockey Squad
|1||Tim Drummond (Captain)||KZN Raiders||134|
|2||Matthew Brown||Southern Gauteng||0|
|3||Dayaan Cassiem||Western Province||24|
|4||Taylor Dart||Southern Gauteng||25|
|5||Tyson Dlungwana||Northern Blues||25|
|6||Jethro Eustice||KZN Raiders||102|
|7||Keenan Horne||Western Province||41|
|8||Ryan Julius||Western Province||24|
|9||Nduduzo Lembethe||Northern Blues||7|
|10||Mohammed Mea||KZN Raiders||21|
|11||Siyavuya Nolutshungu||Eastern Province||6|
|12||Nqobile Ntuli||KZN Raiders||33|
|13||Richard Pautz||Southern Gauteng||19|
|14||Rassie Pieterse||Southern Gauteng||140|
|15||Austin Smith||Western Province||165|
|16||Matthew de Sousa||KZN Raiders||1|
|17||Nicholas Spooner||Southern Gauteng||8|
|18||Alex Stewart||Western Province||2|
*Caps per FIH Tournament Management System at 08 May 2019, Province is most recently represented province.
Fixtures – Hockey Series Final
06 June – South Africa vs. USA
08 June – South Africa vs. Japan
10 June – South Africa vs. Mexico
12 June – Crossovers
14 June – Semi-Finals
15 June – Final