Hockey: England to start with Argentina

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ENGLAND's women play Argentina this evening in their opening game of a Five Nations tournament in Buenos Aires while the United States play South Africa. Australia complete the field but do not play until Tuesday, writes Bill Colwill.

Although England have never been beaten by Argentina, they only won 1-0 in their last meeting in the World Cup in Sydney in 1990. During the last couple of years the South Americans have made tremendous progress with a highly developed youth programme and are expected to provide tough opposition.

At home, Whitchurch will be looking to take one of the last two places in the Men's National League for next season and become the first Welsh side to join the elite 36. They entertain Olton at Llys-Talybont while Crostyx are at home to Formby at Old Loughtonians in the second play-off game.

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