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Battle of the minds: Neville v. Alexander

IT was the finale to what had been an unforgettable Quad Series. England was looking to repeat its Commonwealth Games heroics and knock Australia off for the first time on home soil, while the Australians hoped to move through the series undefeated and take home the title. While the battle on the court was heated, […]

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 […]

Team of the Northern Quad Series: Fans vote

WITH five of the starting seven receiving a unanimous vote from the fans, Draft Central’s Team of the Northern Quad Series was 91.7 per cent accurate, with 11 of the 12 players in our team also making the fans’ vote side.. Five of the starting seven remain in their positions, while only the wing attack […]

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 […]

South Africa scare New Zealand in Quad Series overtime

THE South Africa Spar Proteas had another astounding game to finish the Northern Quad Series, scaring world number twos, the New Zealand Silver Ferns, in a double extra time blockbuster game. Despite a hard fight, New Zealand came out on top with a two-goal victory, beating the Spar Proteas 62 – 60 in a fast […]

Roses delight in front of home crowd

THE England Roses battled the Australian Diamonds for the top spot in the Northern Quad Series on home turf, coming out with bragging rights after a tough 52 – 49 win over the world champions. After a slow and sloppy start, England was able to hold back Australia’s advances to gain victory after a tumultuous […]

South Africa pulls off thrilling win against England Roses

THE South Africa Spar Proteas stunned the home crowd at London’s CopperBox Arena on Saturday night as they beat Commonwealth champions, England Roses, by three goals (48 – 45) on home soil. Despite England pushing hard to win back the match, South Africa kept their heads up to drill in their first Northern Quad Series […]

Silver Ferns put up fight against ailing Diamonds

THE Australian Diamonds were once again rocked heading into game two of the Northern Quad Series with the news of Gabi Simpson a late withdrawal with injury following a practice match last week. With two game-making Aussies out of the side, it was the perfect opportunity for the New Zealand Silver Ferns to take control […]

Quad Series preview: Round 3

THE final round of matches for the Northern Quad Series will take place on Sunday 20 January  at London’s Copperbox Arena, with second ranked New Zealand taking on a fighting South Africa at 3:30 pm (2:30 am AEDT) and Commonwealth Games champions England taking on first ranked Australia at 6:00 pm (5:00 am AEDT). The […]

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