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Rhinos complete VNSL squad with South African duo

NOT shy of recruiting some huge names this off-season, Leeds Rhinos have made another splash by bringing in a couple of talented South Africans for the 2023 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season. The Rhinos have now recruited eight players among their 12 signings, and have provided quite the depth in the attacking end with a […]

Queens and Gems book World Cup spots

TWO more nations have stamped their tickets to the 2023 Netball World Cup after the African regional qualifiers were completed over the weekend. Nine nations competed in the regional qualifiers with Uganda opting not to compete having already qualified for the World Cup, with South Africa also having qualified by still competing, and ultimately winning […]

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 […]

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 […]

SPAR Proteas name 2022 Quad Series squad

SOUTH Africa SPAR Proteas have named their 14-player squad for next month’s 2022 Quad Series tournament in England. Though the squad will be without star talent Karla Pretorius after the defender announced her pregnancy, the SPAR Proteas have plenty of players to watch. The loss of Pretorius and shooter Lenize Potgieter does leave the side […]

Cape Winelands win 2021 SPAR National Championships

CAPE Winelands produced a perfect run at the 2021 SPAR National Championships to go through undefeated and lift the trophy aloft. Cape Winelands managed to overcome a determined effort from Nelson Mandela Bay to win the South African-based national tournament. In a tense final, Cape Winelands got up by 12 goals, 66-54. Though the result […]

South Africa pulls out of tri-series with Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago

WITH the Margaret Beckford Sunshine Series between Jamaica, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago expected to be in full bloom from this Sunday, October 10, the South African Spar Proteas have made the difficult decision to call off their trip to Jamaica citing continued COVID-19 concerns. Instead, the Jamaican Sunshine Girls and Trinidad and Tobago […]

Top of the tables: Who are the top international goaling prospects?

WITH the three major netball competitions – Suncorp Super Netball (SSN), ANZ Premiership and Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) – done and dusted for the year, it is time to delve into the top prospects from around the grounds. In the first edition, Draft Central will look into the most threatening goalers from the three major competitions and […]