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Jury’s verdict: Get to know the quiet Kiwi defensive assassin

SILVER Fern and Central Pulse defender Kelly Jury is a fierce defender on court, but what is the story behind this fearless defender? Let us get to know this quiet assassin of the New Zealand defensive end. Jury’s sporting career could have been very different, if not for a cousin who initially sparked her passion […]

Diamonds are once again Queens of the Quad

AUSTRALIA is once again Quad Series champion, after it defeated New Zealand 56-50 this morning to take home the title. Despite the strong start from New Zealand, the Diamonds recovered and came back for the win. The match was marred by an umpiring controversy which saw New Zealand denied a goal due to both umpires […]

Final quarter blitz sees Kiwis through to decider

NEW ZEALAND has completed the round robin stage of the 2023 Quad Series with a solid 55-45 win over England. England went with the Silver Ferns for much of the game, but it was the last quarter that really let the Roses down. It was all England to open the match, as the Roses dominated […]

Diamonds sparkle in nailbiter to remain undefeated

AUSTRALIA has seen off a determined New Zealand outfit to record a tight two goal win and remain undefeated at the Quad Series. After losing the first quarter for the second match in a row, the Diamonds recovered to win 59 goals to 57. As to be expected in a clash between these two countries, […]

One quarter the difference as Kiwis win

NEW Zealand has opened its Constellation Cup campaign in the ideal way, defeating South Africa 61-41. In what was a largely even game, the third quarter was ultimately the difference as the Silver Ferns blew open the game during the quarter. It was tight as it could get to begin proceedings with the teams trading […]

2023 Quad Series preview: New Zealand

THE 2023 Netball Quad Series is set to get underway this weekend, with Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa all set to battle it out in Cape Town, South Africa for the title. In the build up, Rookie Me Central will be taking a look at each of the teams competing at the tournament […]

Diamonds complete comeback to sparkle their way to Cup

THE Aussie Diamonds have completed their Constellation Cup comeback on home soil, defeating New Zealand in the final test by four goals to tie the series but ultimately win the Cup on goal difference. Despite New Zealand winning three of the four quarters, the third quarter that the Diamonds won was ultimately the deciding factor. […]

Taurua blunt about penultimate clash mistakes

NEW Zealand Silver Ferns head coach Dame Noeline Taurua was frank post-match on Wednesday night, after her team could not wrap up the Constellation Cup series against the Australian Diamonds. When asked what went wrong out on court in Melbourne, Taurua had a clear idea. “Well we lost, that’d be the first thing,” she said. […]

Confident Diamonds breathe life into Cup series

THE Aussie Diamonds have breathed some life into the 2022 Constellation Cup series, downing the New Zealand Silver Ferns by 15 goals. A confident Diamonds side did not have things all their own way, but they weathered everything the Kiwis threw at them and ensured that the final game of the series would not be […]

Kiwi Constellation Cup retention closer to reality

NEW Zealand has taken a giant step towards winning the 2022 Constellation Cup, after defeating the Aussie Diamonds by four goals in the second of the four tests in the series. It was an even battle early, but the Silver Ferns bided their time to break away in the third term and ultimately take the […]

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