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Uganda takes down Malawi to reach fifth placed playoff

UGANDA has defied its position of eighth in the world to reach the fifth placed playoff after defeating African rivals Malawi by 11 goals overnight. The She Cranes had a tight tussle early but kicked away in the final three quarters to post a comfortable double-digit win, 57-46. She Cranes goal attack Shadiah Nassanga was […]

Zimbabwe prove their rise in the netball world

ZIMBABWE continued its rise up the netball ranks with a 27-goal win over Barbados. The Bajan Gems lost some fire in the second half as Zimbabwe won to finish 13th at the Netball World Cup. The Gems’ 75-48 victory against the Bajan Gems was a much deserved win with the Gems shaking the confidence in […]

Playoffs locked in for 2023 Netball World Cup

THE PRELIMINARY stages are done and the 2023 Netball World Cup is into the pointy end of the tournament. Just four nations – unsurprisingly the top four nations – are left in terms of taking out the overall title, but there is still the playoffs to take place to determine all the spots through to […]

Proteas sigh of relief after She Cranes scare

SOUTH Africa was involved in another heartstopping Netball World Cup contest overnight, but this time came away with the points, defeating Uganda by two goals in the final match of the preliminaries stage. Though the Proteas did fall short of making the semi-finals, they finished off on a high ahead of the playoff, defeating the […]

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 […]

Proteas fight back to snatch draw with Silver Ferns

SOUTH Africa’s hopes of reaching the Netball World Cup semi-finals came agonisingly close of becoming a reality after chasing down New Zealand last night but finishing the match in a 48-goal apiece draw. Had South Africa defeated New Zealand, and Jamaica knocked off the Silver Ferns tomorrow, the Proteas would have likely advanced through to […]

Flawless Uganda push Wales to the limit

UP and coming netball nation Uganda has shaken up the World Cup competition with a dominant 17-goal (73-56) win over Wales. Wales was right in the contest in the first term, only down by three goals, but Uganda’s 100 per cent shooting was tough for the Welsh defenders to combat. The She Cranes’ overall shooting […]

Tonga Tala topple Thistles

TONGA has justified its world ranking in netball by taking out the dangerous Scotland overnight in the 2023 Netball World Cup five round of matches. The Tala won their third match of the series and added Scotland to their list of scalps that included Zimbabwe and Fiji, in a hard-fought contest that saw them come […]

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, […]

Singapore cracks through for first win

SINGAPORE has finally broken through for its first win over the tournament, scraping home against Sri Lanka in the second preliminary group stage by just three goals. The lowest ranked nation at the tournament way down in 28th, Singapore was able to knock off the 15th placed Sri Lanka in a thrilling, topsy-turvy contest, 55-52. […]

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