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Shaw retires from international hockey

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/10/2016

Veteran Black Sticks defender Bradley Shaw has retired from international hockey following a career spanning more than a decade.

The 33-year-old Cantabrian made his debut at the 2004 Champions Trophy in Pakistan and over the following 12 years played 192 tests for New Zealand.

Shaw's final tournament for the Black Sticks was at the recent Rio Olympic Games.

He said it was the right time to move on, but he'd still be available for club play and for Canterbury in the national league next year if required.

Shaw has competed at three Olympic Games, beginning at the 2008 Beijing Games, and two Commonwealth Games - Melbourne in 2006, and Glasgow in 2014.

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