Experienced Bone a crucial Aussie cog

TAKING ON THE WORLD: Orange's Edwina Bone is one of the most experience players in the Hockeyroos' World League Semi-Final squad. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

TAKING ON THE WORLD: Orange's Edwina Bone is one of the most experience players in the Hockeyroos' World League Semi-Final squad. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Orange product Edwina Bone will be one of the most experienced players in the Hockeyroos’ squad for next month’s World League Semi-Final in Belgium, which was released on Wednesday.

The Semi-Final which not only acts as a qualifying event for the World League Final but also for the 2018 World Cup, will see an 18-strong team head over to Europe to compete against seven other countries in a bid to qualify for both events.

Bone, a veteran of 127 caps for Australia, will be joined by Georgie Morgan and Karri McMahon for the first time in 2017. They return after injuries.

“Their return will add some depth to our defensive line,” head coach Paul Gaudoin said.

“We’ll be looking to implement some of the learnings we made from the Hawke’s Bay Cup in New Zealand earlier this year, and having a couple of practice matches in Holland prior to the Semi-Final should ensure we’re match ready.”

The Hockeyroos fly out for Belgium on Sunday, June 11.

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