Australia Pip Plucky SA for Challenge QF Honours

Tournament top-seeds Australia were fortunate to edge a plucky SA in their quarter-final Champions Challenge fixture in Dublin on Thursday evening, after the sides were tied 1-all at half-time

Australia Favourites in Champions Challenge QF

Lenise Marais counts the support of the senior players and a gaining confidence among the new players as positives ahead of leading SA Women’s Hockey into battle against Pool A leaders Australia (Supersport6 16h30 SA time)

Australia QF to follow Scotland Draw

South Africa maintained a clean sheet on Tuesday with nil-all draw against Scotland in their third pool-stage fixture, to qualify for a quarter-final clash against Australia in the Champions Challenge tournament in Dublin

Coach Looks Beyond Champions Challenge Losses

Investec South Africa women’s hockey assistant coach Fabian Gregory takes Champions Challenge losses in his stride, with change the name of the game as his team enters a new Olympic cycle

Ireland Edge SA in Champions Challenge Opener

Champions Challenge hosts Ireland win close encounter against Investec SA in Dublin on Saturday, as a diminished South African squad fail to sink winner despite commanding possession for much of the match’s late play

SA Impresses But USA Wins the Game

USA stole the honours in an action-packed second test for Investec SA in Dublin on Sunday evening, as the North Americans turn a 2-1 half-time deficit into a 4-2 win

Experience and New Blood for Ireland Test

SA Hockey is focusing on explosive game and elimination skills ahead of the Champions Challenge in Dublin, with Pool B competitors Ireland, the USA and Scotland first up as the round-robin phase of the tournament gets underway on Saturday

Bonnet Drafts IPT Stars for Dublin Challenge

Coach Bonnet takes on London 2012 lessons and four IPT stars en route to building the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team for 2014 Hockey World Cup in Holland, with a first stop at the 2012 Champions Challenge in Dublin, Ireland starting September