Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
19 Aug 2014
6:00 am

SA stars set for hockey IPT

Wesley Botton

The standard of play at this week's SA Women's Interprovincial hockey tournament is expected to be boosted by the presence of the national squad members.

FILE PICTURE: Nicolene Terblance of SA's women's hockey team. Picture: Wessel Oosthuizen / SASPA

For the first time in a few years, the Investec SA players are required to turn out at the top-flight domestic tournament, which gets underway in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday and ends on Saturday.

Defending champions Southern Gauteng, who boast 11 women who have represented South Africa, and 2012 winners Western Province will start the tournament as favourites for the A-section title.

Southerns have been drawn in Pool A against North West, Eastern Province and Wits, while Province are up against Northern Gauteng, Border and the KZN Raiders in Pool B.