09 October 2010
Phil Burrows set a record today for the most test hockey caps by a New Zealander, but it wasn’t a day to remember for the Black Sticks captain.
Burrows played his 252nd match for New Zealand, surpassing the previous record, held by Ryan Archibald, and he scored a goal, too. But any joy at reaching the milestone was negated by his team’s 5-3 loss to England in a vital Commonwealth Games men’s pool match.
"It's a pretty proud moment, but I'd definitely trade it for a win," said Burrows, 30.