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2023 Netball World Cup review: New Zealand

REIGNING champions New Zealand ultimately went home from Cape Town without a medal, which will leave the Silver Ferns with a frustrated feeling. However, they did lose shooter Grace Nweke early, and were forced to reshuffle, still only losing to Jamaica and England. The Silver Ferns survived a scare against South Africa where they drew, […]

Roses cause another upset and make more history

ENGLAND Roses are going for gold after they overran the Silver Ferns by six goals after the Commonwealth Games upset, flipping the narrative. England took the 46-40 game in the last five minutes, leaving New Zealand truly beaten and heartbroken. The England Roses move on to their first ever Netball World Cup final as they […]

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 […]

Silver Ferns take first win of Netball World Cup

A STRONG start for NEW Zealand’s Silver Ferns solidified their first win of the Netball World Cup with a dominant 76-27 win over Trinidad & Tobago with versatility playing key. The reigning champions defensive pressure right out the mark was impeccable with plenty of intercepts coming left, right and centre keeping the Calypso girls to […]

2023 Netball World Cup preview: New Zealand

THE 2023 Netball World Cup is almost here, and to help count down to the tournament, Rookie Me Central will be previewing all the competing teams and seeing how they might fair at the tournament. Today’s preview is all about the reigning World Champions, New Zealand. HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND AT THE NETBALL WORLD CUP […]

2023 ANZ Premiership Team of the Season

AFTER 47 matches, two finals and a whole lot of entertainment, the 2023 ANZ Premiership season has come to a close, and to celebrate it is now time to reveal the Rookie Me Central Team of the Season. Last week’s list of 18 contenders has been whittled down to a squad of 10, with almost […]

New Zealand reveals World Cup squad

NEW Zealand has become the third country this week to reveal its squad for the upcoming World Cup. Once again lead by skipper Ameliaranne Ekenasio, there is certainly a mix of youth and experience among the squad. Alongside Ekenasio, five of her 2019 World Cup winning team mates are back to win the title again […]

2023 ANZ Premiership: Team of the Season – Contenders

AFTER a year of excellent performances across the ANZ Premiership, it is time to see who is in contention to make the final Rookie Me Central Team of the Year for 2023. Below you will see all the 18 players who are in contention to make the final Team of the Season, listed by their […]

2023 ANZ Premiership: Team of the Week – Round 12

THE final ANZ Premiership Team of the Week for 2023 has dropped, and even at this late stage of the season there are still debutants finding their way into the squad of 10. It was a tough competition for a number of the spots this week, with some players with big stats relegated to the […]

Grand final bound Mystics bump out Tactix

THE Mainland Tactix were overcome in an extra time thriller and just fell short of their finals campaign with the Northern Mystics coming out victorious with a three goal win. A 64 – 61 victory for the Mystics solidified their place in their home grand final against either the Central Pulse or Tactix who face […]

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