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Both squads named for Tran Tasman Men’s Series

IT is not only female netballers who are getting excited about upcoming international series, with the Australian and New Zealand Men’s teams both naming their squads for their upcoming Trans Tasman Series later this year. The Australians – recently officially named the Kelpies – have named a largely similar series to the one that contested […]

2023 Netball World Cup review: Australia

THERE was plenty of gold to match the Diamonds’ green as Australia won its 12th Netball World Cup. The Diamonds looked in trouble after going down to England and having to play a red-hot Jamaica, but as they always tend to do, they just found a way. There was a stage where failing to medal, […]

Wood signs off after achieving Diamonds “dream”

DIAMONDS star Steph Wood officially stepped down from international duties, announcing her retirement at the conclusion of Australia’s Netball World Cup success. Citing it as being the “right time”, Wood said she was privileged to don the green and gold more than 50 times since making her debut in 2016. “It was a dream of […]

Dozen it feel good? Australia claims 12th Netball World Cup

AUSTRALIA has reclaimed the Netball World Cup title to hold every international crown it could again, after defeating England by 16 goals in the Gold Medal Match. It was as ruthless and impressive from the Diamonds as it was disappointing and heartbreaking for the Roses, with the world number ones outclassing the side that beat […]

Roses rise to the occasion and topple the Diamonds

ENGLAND has done the unthinkable, defeating Australia by one goal in a thrilling final minute boilover which sees the Roses remain undefeated, while handing the Diamonds their first loss of the Netball World Cup. Many thought that the Diamonds had this game in the bag with the Roses putting out some arguably scrappy performances of […]

Australia flourish after half-time stress

THE Australian Diamonds took a step closer to finals after a close encounter with the Malawi Queens, pushing out an equal half-time score to come away 24-goal victors. The Diamonds notched up a 70-46 performance over an impressive Malawi Queens who have proved to shake up the pools.  It was a close start for Australia, […]

Scotland keeps Australia to its lowest score so far

THE Australian Diamonds were kept to their lowest score so far of the tournament after a second half drop, but still came out victorious by 40 goals as Scotland can take many positives out of their 77-37 performance. Now into the fourth day of the tournament, it is clear that fatigue is now playing a […]

Wake up call drives Diamonds over the line

A SCARY start for the Australian Diamonds added fuel to the fire helping them break away in the second term and take the game by 47 goals (85-38) in front of some familiar faces in the Tonga Tala side. Many of the Tonga side play in some Australian and New Zealand leagues, so those players […]

Diamonds excited but prepared for the challenge ahead

SPEAKING a few weeks ago ahead of her and her team’s journey to the World Cup in South Africa, Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich was fully aware of the challenges she and her team face at this year’s tournament, which starts tonight Australian time. Marinkovich said that they have not used the heartbreaking loss to New […]

Australia finally reveals World Cup squad

AFTER much hype, the Australian Diamonds have finally revealed their 12-player squad and three travelling reserves is for next month’s Netball World Cup. Led once again by skipper Liz Watson and vice-captain Steph Wood, there are ultimately not too many changes from the Quad Series winning side from earlier in the year. Ash Brazill’s netball […]

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