Australia Kookaburras - Field Hockey World Cup Champions 2014
Jamie Dwyer, Simon Orchard, Chris Ciriello, Mark Knowles, Jacob Whetton, Aran Zalewski, Matthew Swann, Kieran Govers, Fergus Kavanagh, Liam de Young, Glenn Turner, Robert Hammond, Eddie Ockenden, Matt Gohdes, Tim Deavin, Tyler Lovell, Andrew Charter, Jeremy Hayward
Head Coach - Ric Charlesworth
Assistant Coach - Paul Gaudoin
Team Manager - Martin Ferrari
Australia’s men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, has been crowned world champions once again after an emphatic 6-1 win over World Cup hosts and Olympic silver medallists, the Netherlands.
A hat-trick from penalty corner specialist Chris Ciriello helped the Kookaburras to a second consecutive world title as they stunned the hosts to become only the third team to successfully defend a world crown, following in the footsteps of Pakistan and Germany.
KOOKABURRAS 6 (2)
Chris Ciriello 20, 47, 53 (PC, PC, PC)
Kieran Govers 24 (FG)
Glenn Turner 37 (FG)
Jamie Dwyer 64 (FG)
NETHERLANDS 1 (1)
Jeroen Hertzberger 14 (FG)
Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles, playing in his third World Cup final, was named Player of the Tournament while 21 year-old Jeremy Hayward, playing in only his 17th senior international match, was named Young Player of the Tournament.
On the biggest of stages, Simon Orchard made his 150th appearance for the Kookaburras while five times World Player of the Year Jamie Dwyer drew level with Jay Stacy as Australia’s most capped player ever with 321 appearances in the green and gold.
1. Australia (Gold medal)
2. Netherlands (Silver medal)
3. Argentina (Bronze medal)
7. New Zealand
11. South Africa