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2023 NSL Season Preview: Strathclyde Sirens

THE 2023 Netball Super League (NSL) season is just around the corner, and clubs and fans alike are gearing up for another exciting season. After an eventful off season the 10 NSL clubs are ready to go for another year, and to prepare for the season we here at Rookie Me Central are going to go around […]

Welsh win high pressure contest over Scotland

WALES was officially crowned the top European Qualifier for next year’s World Cup, defeating the Feathers’ biggest rivals in Scotland by seven goals overnight to remain undefeated at the tournament in Glasgow. Both sides went into the clash having qualified for the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town, but pride was on the line […]

Warriors too strong for Emeralds in all-Irish clash

NORTHERN Ireland has proven too experienced and consistent for its southern counterparts, defeating the Republic of Ireland by 35 goals on day two of the Netball World Cup European Qualifiers. Despite a shaky second term from the Warriors who were heavy favourites against the Emeralds, a raft of changes in the second half proved fruitful […]

Scotland dominates Ireland in 70-goal win

SCOTLAND showed no mercy against the Republic of Ireland in the Thistles’ first Netball World Cup Qualifiers match, dominating on day one with a 70-goal victory. With six teams in competition for two qualification spots, it was the home nation that put the foot down when it counted and ran away with a disciplined 87-17 […]

2022 Commonwealth Games review: Scotland

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 Scotland, who, after a shaky start against Wales, settled into the tournament and were able to showcase the youth coming through the side and end up […]

Thistles second term fends off Warriors

SCOTLAND Thistles have survived an almighty scare from British counterparts Northern Ireland, winning in a low-scoring, tight contest to earn ninth spot at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. In a neck-and-neck contest, the teams were all square early ,with the Thistles’ second term – which applied some scoreboard pressure and distance tot he Warriors – being […]

Scotland secures first win as Proteas bounce back

SOUTH Africa is set to secure third spot in Pool A after defeating the fourth placed Wales by 18 goals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games netball overnight, while Scotland won its first match over Barbados to avoid bottom in the Pool. Though the semi-finalists are decided in Australia and Jamaica, it gave the lower ranked […]

South Africa and Wales earn first wins

AFTER first-up losses the day before, South Africa and Wales picked up their first wins of the 2022 Commonwealth Games with respective victories over Barbados and Scotland. SOUTH AFRICA 23 | 20 | 23 | 25 (91)BARBADOS 9 | 9 | 9 | 9 (36) South Africa bounced back from a first-up loss to Jamaica […]

2022 Commonwealth Games Preview: Scotland

THE 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England are just around the corner. To celebrate, we are previewing each of the competing netball nations and predicting how they might fare in the tournament. Today it is Scotland, who came ninth in the most recent Commonwealth Games, but finished 11th in the 2019 World Cup. Scotland is […]

Lightning start title defence off on right note

IT was a great opening two days of action in the Vitality Netball Superleague, with Loughborough Lightning kick-starting their title defence in the opening match, whilst Manchester Thunder and Saracens Mavericks became the only two sides to record back-to-back wins over the opening weekend. ROUND 2

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