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2023 Netball World Cup review: South Africa

HOST nation South Africa would have mixed emotions at the end of the 2023 Netball World Cup. On one hand, the Proteas showed signs of development, including a draw with New Zealand and coming agonisingly close to a semi-finals spot. On the other hand though, the Proteas were unable to finish inside the top five […]

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 […]

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. […]

Jamaica stuns South Africa in third quarter blitz

A MIND-BOGGLING third quarter that saw Jamaica score 20 goals to three over fellow top five nation South Africa, was ultimately the difference between the two sides in the Netball World Cup. In the contest of night three heading into the evening, the clash between the Sunshine Girls and Proteas became a blowout in the […]

Malawi overcomes slow start to thwart Thistles

AN INCREDIBLE 20 goals to eight final term saw sixth ranked Malawi come back from the brink of defeat to knock off Scotland in a stirring first round Netball World Cup action. The Queens trailed at every break after a slow start, but dug deep and found a way to win, getting up by six […]

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: South Africa

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 […]

2022 Commonwealth Games review: South Africa

AS the curtain closes on another Commonwealth Games, we take a look back at how each of the netballing nations fared in our team-by-team review series. Next up is South Africa, a nation that came into the Commonwealth Games with high hopes despite missing key shooter Lenize Potgieter due to injury, but could not overcome […]

She Cranes stun Proteas to grab fifth spot

UGANDA has turned the tables on South Africa at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, defeating the SPAR Proteas by six goals in a memorable playoff victory to secure fifth spot. In just their second Commonwealth Games, the She Cranes again found themselves facing South Africa in the fifth placed playoff, but this time would be different. […]

Sunshine Girls make history as Wales, Proteas win

IT WAS a jam-packed day of netball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with three matches played to complete the Pool stage of the event. By far the biggest result was the unbelievable performance of Jamaica who made history by defeating Australia for the first time at a Commonwealth Games, coming from the clouds to win […]

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