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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Quad Series team review: South Africa

SOUTH Africa came into the 2022 Quad Series as the underdog, and, after a shaky start, managed to find some rhythm in the later matches to almost steal third spot. The Proteas have never finished in the top three, but came within a goal of doing just that despite missing their best player. WHAT WENT […]

Silver Ferns survive thriller to earn third

NEW ZEALAND Silver Ferns have survived a second half comeback from South Africa to ensure they grabbed third spot at the 2022 Quad Series. Having beaten the Proteas the day before, the world number two Silver Ferns were favourites for the clash, but never had it easy. Despite leading throughout the first half, the Proteas […]

Silver Ferns secure first win over Proteas

AFTER back-to-back losses, the reigning Netball World Cup and Constellation Cup champions are on the board at the 2022 Quad Series. Though they will be battling it out against the same opponent for third spot tomorrow, the Silver Ferns gained the confidence-boosting 11-goal win over South Africa this morning. Both sides had gone down to […]

Diamonds set up Roses clash 20-goal win over Proteas

AUSTRALIA has set up a Quad Series final with England after taking out South Africa in the second round robin match at the Copper Box Arena. The Diamond won each of the four quarters, piling on 60 goals to 40, with a particularly dominant second half, where they added 33 goals to 17. In the […]

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 […]

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