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2023 Netball World Cup review: Fiji

FIJI had an incredibly memorable carnival, escaping Group A and being competitive in all bar two matches. Both the heavy losses came against the eventual finalists, with the other results being 16 goals or less. The Pearls defeated Zimbabwe and only just fell short of Tonga, while also storming to a massive win over Trinidad […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Fiji

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 focus is the Fiji Pearls. HISTORY OF FIJI AT THE NETBALL WORLD CUP Fiji has competed at nine Netball […]

Pulse’s last quarter return overcomes Stars

A FIGHTBACK finish from Central Pulse saw them take home a 64-62 win at home over a Northern Stars outfit who led for the majority of the match. An attacking game through and through saw both sides fight for a spot in the top three, reaching the pointy end of the season. All midcourters used […]

Tactix overcome Magic’s fast start for vital win

MAINLAND Tactix were able to come back from a first quarter deficit to find the consistency they were craving and defeat Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic by three goals, 49-46. No Greer Sinclair for the Tactix for the remainder of the season meant promising young talent Paris Lokotui returned to elite netball after an anterior […]

2023 ANZ Premiership schedule released

THE 2023 ANZ Premiership schedule has been confirmed in an announcement from the league yesterday. The condensed 12-round season will run from March 4 until May 22, before the finals take place to decide the champion. With the 2023 Netball World Cup in South Africa taking place in July, the earlier schedule allows for a […]

2022 ANZ Premiership review: Mainland Tactix

IT was an unlucky year for the Mainland Tactix, who ended up on the bottom of the ANZ Premiership ladder, but can take away the fact they did not have the least amount of wins. They picked up five for the season – one more than the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic – but due […]

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