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2022 ANZ Premiership review: Central Pulse

IT was a remarkable come-from-behind premiership victory for Central Pulse who caught the two northern sides and ended up with the automatic grand final spot. Finishing on top helped, as it gave the Pulse the extra rest, and set the eventual premiers up for a big grand final win. They were red-hot from the first […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: Northern Stars

FINISHING one win short of the 2022 ANZ Premiership title, the Northern Stars can still look back fondly on the season, knowing they did all they could to try and grab the trophy. The Stars won more games than any other side, picking up 11 regular season wins and only dropping four, while winning their […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: Northern Mystics

THERE will be a lot of ‘what ifs?’ about the 2022 ANZ Premiership season for the Northern Mystics. The reigning premiers stormed out of the blocks to be the clear benchmark team early, and even with some COVID-19 interruptions and postponements, the Mystics took a lead that, until the last few games looked unassailable. Then […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: Southern Steel

NARROWLY missing out on an ANZ Premiership finals place by finishing fourth, Southern Steel had some outstanding games, and some forgettable games. The Steel burst onto the scene by stunning Mainland Tactix to the tune of 17 goals, before a week later getting rolled by Northern Mystics, 70-50. Though inconsistent, the Steel did manage to […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: Mainland Tactix

IT was an unlucky year for the Mainland Tactix, who ended up on the bottom of the ANZ Premiership ladder, but can take away the fact they did not have the least amount of wins. They picked up five for the season – one more than the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic – but due […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: WBOP Magic

FINISHING fifth on the 2022 ANZ Premiership ladder, the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic did not quite click this year despite having a big off-season in terms of recruiting. The Magic won four games from their 15 games – the least amount of wins of any side – but finished above Mainland Tactix due to […]

2022 VNSL team review: Manchester Thunder

IN the wake of the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season finishing, we have taken a look back at how each team fared. We finish the 11-team countdown with the premiers, Manchester Thunder who went undefeated in a remarkable 22-game winning streak to lift the trophy aloft – their fourth overall – in the grand […]

2022 VNSL team review: Loughborough Lightning

IN the wake of the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season finishing, we have taken a look back at how each team fared. We continue the 11-team countdown with the second placed Loughborough Lightning, who after coming in as reigning premiers, fell one win short of grabbing yet another title. KEY NUMBERS Position: 2nd (Runners-up)Wins: […]

2022 VNSL team review: London Pulse

IN the wake of the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season finishing, we have taken a look back at how each team fared. We continue the 11-team countdown with the third placed London Pulse who impressed throughout the season to consistently be a title threat, and though they did not win a final, still worried […]

2022 VNSL team review: Team Bath

IN the wake of the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season finishing, we have taken a look back at how each team fared. We continue the 11-team countdown with the fourth placed Team Bath who got better as the season went on and really earned a place in the Final Four despite spiritual leader Serena […]

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