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Diamonds make it seven straight Constellation Cup victories

IN typical Australia and New Zealand style it all came down to the last game of the Constellation Cup for the winner to be decided with the Diamonds securing the trophy for the seventh consecutive time with a 53-46 victory. It was a milestone game for the Diamonds with Maddy Turner debuting, captain Caitlin Bassett […]

Head to Head: Constellation Cup Game 4

IT all comes down to the final match of the Constellation Cup to see whether New Zealand or Australia will take home the coveted trophy. With the match nearing, we cast an eye over a potential match-up between the two sides. AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS v. NEW ZEALAND SILVER FERNS Liz Watson (C) v. Laura Langman (C) […]

Constellation Cup: Game 4 Preview

THE fourth and final game of the Constellation Cup marks the decider with the Silver Ferns currently sitting one game clear – but the Diamonds can catch up if they win in Perth on Sunday. Australia suffered another one goal less in their last outing and will be seeking vengeance in Game 4 to maintain […]

Constellation Cup: Game 3 – Langman and Ekenasio stand up in another nail-biter

AMELIARANNE Ekenasio and Laura Langman were the toast of New Zealand after three critical moments between them in the last 90 seconds to secure a remarkable come-from-behind Silver Ferns victory in game three of the Constellation Cup. For the third time in four games, New Zealand Silver Ferns got the better of their Trans-Tasman rivals, […]

Constellation Cup: Game 2 – Diamonds get one back in milestone 150th test match

IN their 150th encounter it was the Diamonds that reigned supreme over the Silver Ferns with a well-earned six-goal victory (48-42). Australia came out with a point to prove after a disappointing game one of the Constellation Cup, upping the intensity in defence and shutting down the New Zealand attack end. It was a relatively […]

The Wash-up: Northern Quad Series

WITH the last international series played before the World Cup in July, South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia put their best foot forward in the Northern Quad Series. Along with some top team performances, some players really stamped their authority on the competition. Though Australia were forced to make a multitude of changes due […]

Stats Centre: Northern Quad Series by the numbers

IN what was a remarkable two weeks of the Northern Quad Series there was plenty of individual success stories. While the world number ones, Australia took out the title once again, each side had at least one win and a loss, emphasising the tight competition between the four nations ranked in four of the top […]

Draft Central Team of the Series: 2019 Northern Quad

WITH so many star players in the competition, it can be hard to choose just one standout. The Draft Central compromise? Create a starting list of our best players of the series.  Read on to find out who has been chosen for our Northern Quad Series starting seven and extended bench.   Goal shooter: Lenize […]

Northern Quad Series preview: Round 2

WITH round one of the 2019 Northern Quad Series out of the way, the Australian Diamonds, New Zealand Silver Ferns, South African Spar Proteas and English Roses will be looking forward to a big weekend of Quad Series action over January 19-20. The second round of matches will see the Australian Diamonds play their rival […]

Roses victorious against the Ferns

A strong performance from the England Roses saw the Commonwealth champions breakaway from the New Zealand Silver Ferns who challenged them in the first half of the match to win 54 -41.  A quick start on home soil saw the Roses get out to a quick 3 – 0 lead before the Silver Ferns found […]

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