Australia, straight from their victory in the Champions Trophy, were in impressive form, beating England Under-21 5-0 on Wednesday evening at Bisham. However, England's manager, David Whittle, believes it is important for England to continue their winning ways: 'We have beaten Germany, the Olympic champions, and now intend to do the same against Australia.'
In the Women's NCM Champions Trophy in Amsterdam, a win for Great Britain today against Germany will see them playing South Korea for the bronze medal tomorrow, a repeat of the Olympic third-place game.
Much will depend on whether Chris Cook can hold 19-year-old Heike Latzsch - the brilliant, speedy right winger. There is considerable confidence in the British camp.
ENGLAND SQUAD (v Australia, Test match at Reading tomorrow): J Potter (capt), R Thompson, P Bolland, S Hazlitt, S Barrow (all Hounslow), J Halls (Old Loughtonians), R Hill, R Garcia, D Williams (all Havant), Soma Singh, R Welch (both Southgate), P McGuire, J Laslett (both Teddington), J Lee, D Luckes (both East Grinstead), A Degun (Barford Tigers).Reuse content